The Alpine Black Swallowtail butterfly (Papilio Maackii) is a beautiful butterfly that displays a stunning green color on its wings. They are a species of butterflies in the swallowtail butterfly family Papillionidae. They are found in Central Asia, Japan, China, and South Korea.
The Alpine Black Swallowtail butterfly is widely held to be one of the most beautiful butterflies in Japan. They have a 12 to 14 cm wingspan, and their bodies are black and dotted with a stunning green scale. The underside of their wings are brown. The males have a green metallic shimmer to the wings, while the females are bigger than the males and are more blue-toned.
Their primary food source is the nectar of mikan trees and other fruit trees in the mikan family, such as mandarin. They also love to drink nectar from azaleas.