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The former butterfly genus Podalirius is nowadays included in Heliconius.

In Greek mythology, Podalirius or Podalarius (Greek: Ποδαλείριος) was a son of Asclepius. With Machaon, his brother, he led thirty ships from Thessaly in the Trojan War on the side of the Greeks.[1] Like Machaon, he was a legendary healer. He healed Philoctetes, holder of the bow and arrows of Heracles required to end the war.[2]


  1. ^ Homer. Iliad, II, 729–733.
  2. ^ Apollodorus. Epitome, V, 8.

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