Papilio woodfordi woodfordi

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Papilio woodfordi woodfordi

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Here is a pair of another papilio species which
has been un-available for years. Now, only seen
in older collections or as papered material "long
stowed away" and nearly forgotten !

It is a nice fairly sizeable species which for a time
was probably readily available. However, unsettling
conditions which began appearing in PNG/S.Is. during the
decade of the 1990's all but, finished any entomological
enterprises there.

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Re: Papilio woodfordi woodfordi

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These specimens probably come from Bougainville, as P. woodfordi does not occur on New Guinea island.

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Bougainville is politically part of PNG, albeit now with some autonomy.

Geographically and tribally, it's part of Solomon Islands.

Still a tough area that has little use for waetfalla (white foreigners.) Bville also has the heat of Solomons with more aggressive terrain and rainfall like PNG. So it's a tough place.
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Re: Papilio woodfordi woodfordi

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Indeed adam,

This pair has data from Bougainville Solomon Islands.

Whilst posting my picture of the species I inadvertently glanced at an opposing photograph of PNG data from another species. A mix-up on my part.
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Re: Papilio woodfordi woodfordi

Post by colon »

Hi Chuck
for the record, Bougainville is now totally autonomous, separated from PNG last year, (2021).
Hi Adam
you are correct, P woodfordi only in Bougainville and Solomons, not PNG.
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