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*Papilio ilithuia* Drury, currently known as *Byblia ilithyia*

This specimen is from William Hunter's collection. The specimens were utilised by Fabricius describing new species. The collection contains types from other contemporary entomologists such as Olivier and Drury.
This is a butterfly of the driest parts of Africa, Arabia, and Central India. A very similar species flies in somewhat wetter habitats.