Papilio elphenor (Doubleday, 1845)

"Assam" NE India; July 1950 coll: panganiban Irang River, Manipur India 1913

   Rare and seldom seen, P elphenor is found only in a small area of NE India Burma and N Thailand. Specimens commonly demand prices of 2500$ US or more. Little is known of its habits and life cycle. One subspecies, schanus, has been described, but is bogus.