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THE   PALAEARCTIC   ECOZONE

(ASIA)

Family Papilionidae

 

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Parnassius phoebus (Small Apollo Alpen Apollo) PHOTO UPDATE!

Parnassius phoebus, also called as Small Apollo or Alpen Apollo is a very nice butterfly from Palaearctic ecozone (Asia). The first description was in 1793 by Fabricius. With a wingspan of 4,5 – 5,5 cm the Small Apollo is a small member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The butterfly is white and translucent with black and red spots.
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Iphiclides podalirinus

Iphiclides podalirinus is a butterfly from the Palaearctic ecozone (Asia). The first description was in 1890 by Oberthür. The wingspan is about 6 – 7 cm. Iphiclides podalirinus is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of this butterfly is dark-brown with yellow and red stripes. The hind wings have long tails.
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Papilio elwesi

Papilio elwesi is a butterfly from Australasia / Indomalaya ecozone (Australia). The first description was in 1889 by Leech. The wingspan is about 13 – 14 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of Papilio elwesi is gray or black. There are red spots on the hind wings.
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The following genera are members of the family Papilionidae (Swallowtails, Swordtails) and they are represented in this ecozone.

 

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2006-08-23
Allancastria cerisyi (Eastern Festoon, Östlicher Osterluzeifalter)

Allancastria cerisyi, also called Eastern Festoon or Östlicher Osterluzeifalter is a very charming butterfly from Palaearctic ecozone (Asia). The first description was in 1824 by Godart. With a wingspan of 4.5 – 5.5 cm the Eastern Festoon is a small member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The butterfly is white or yellowish with black and red spots. Hind wings have little tails.

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2006-08-23
Archon apollinus (False Apollo, Osterluzei-Apollo)

Archon apollinus, also called False Apollo or Osterluzei-Apollo is a very nice butterfly from Palaearctic ecozone (Asia). The first description was in 1789 by Herbst. With a wingspan of 4.5 – 5.5 cm the False Apollo is a small member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The wings are transparent and whitish with black, red and blue spots.

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2009-07-25
Atrophaneura alcinous (Chinese Windmill)

Atrophaneura alcinous, also called Chinese Windmill is a butterfly from the Palaearctic ecozone (Asia). The first description was in 1836 by Klug. The wingspan is about 9 – 10 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. Atrophaneura alcinous is black. It has yellow or red spots on its hind wings. The underside of the body has yellow or red hairs. The female is dark-brown or black.

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2009-08-13
Atrophaneura mencius

Atrophaneura mencius is a butterfly from the Palaearctic ecozone (Asia). The first description was in 1862 by C. & R. Felder. The wingspan is about 10 – 11 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. Atrophaneura alcinous is dark-brown. It has big red spots on its hind wings. The underside of the body has red hairs.

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2006-08-23
Graphium antiphates (Fivebar Swordtail, Fünfstrich Schwertschwanz)

Graphium antiphates, also called Fivebar Swordtail or Fünfstrich Schwertschwanz is a nice butterfly from Australasia & Indomalaya ecozone (Australia). The first description was in 1775 by Cramer. With a wingspan of 7.0 – 8.0 cm the Fivebar Swordtail is a small member of family PAPILIONIDAE. The butterfly is white and has typical black tiger strips. The hindewings have long tails.

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2008-03-07
Iphiclides podalirinus

Iphiclides podalirinus is a butterfly from the Palaearctic ecozone (Asia). The first description was in 1890 by Oberthür. The wingspan is about 6 – 7 cm. Iphiclides podalirinus is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of this butterfly is dark-brown with yellow and red stripes. The hind wings have long tails.

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2006-08-23
Iphiclides podalirius (Scarce Swallowtail, Segelfalter, Le Flambé)

Iphiclides podalirius, also called Scarce Swallowtail or Segelfalter is a very impressive butterfly from Palaearctic ecozone (Europe). The first description was in 1758 by Linnaeus. With a wingspan of 6.5 – 8.0 cm the Scarce Swallowtail is one of the largest butterflies from Europe. It is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The butterfly is white or yellowish with typical black tiger-bands. Hind wings have very long tails.

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2006-08-23
Pachliopta aristolochiae (Common Rose, Gewöhnliche Rose)

Pachliopta aristolochiae, also called Common Rose or Gewöhnliche Rose is a very graceful butterfly from Australasia & Indomalaya ecozone (Australia). The first description was in 1775 by Fabricius. With a wingspan of 9.0 – 10.0 cm the Common Rose is a small member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The butterfly is black with white and red spots. Hind wings have broad tails. There are some sex differences.

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2006-08-23
Papilio alexanor (Southern Swallowtail, Südlicher Schwalbenschwanz)

Papilio alexanor, also called Southern Swallowtail or Südlicher Schwalbenschwanz is a very grand butterfly from Palaearctic ecozone (Asia). The first description was in 1800 by Esper. With a wingspan of 7.0 – 8.0 cm the Southern Swallowtail is a small member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The butterfly is yellowish with typical black tiger-strips. Hind wings have long tails. Papilio alexanor has a small area of distribution and is rare.

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2007-07-29
Papilio bianor

Papilio bianor is a wonderful butterfly from the Palaearctic ecozone (Asia). The first description was in 1777 by Cramer. The wingspan is about 10.0 – 12.0 cm. Papilio bianor is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The butterfly is black and it has many luminous scales. Hind wings have tails.

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2008-02-03
Papilio dehaani

Papilio dehaani is a butterfly from the Palaearctic ecozone (Asia). The first description was in 1864 by C. & R. Felder. The wingspan is about 10.0 – 12.0 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. Papilio dehaani is black. The wings have many colourful and luminous scales. Furthermore the hind wings have tails.

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2006-08-23
Papilio krishna (Krishna Peacock, Krishna Pfau)

Papilio krishna, also called Krishna Peacock or Krishna Pfau is one of the most beautiful butterflies from Australasia & Indomalaya ecozone (Australia). The first description was in 1857 by Moore. With a wingspan of 10.0 – 12.0 cm the Krishna Peacock is a big member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The butterfly is black green, blue and purple spots. The hindewings have broad tails.

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2007-07-29
Papilio maackii

Papilio maackii is a magnificent butterfly from the Palaearctic ecozone (Asia). The first description was in 1859 by Ménétries. The wingspan is about 12.0 – 14.0 cm. Papilio maackii is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The butterfly is black and it is littered with innumerable individual green scales. Hind wings have broad tails.

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2006-08-23
Papilio machaon (Swallowtail, Schwalbenschwanz, Le Grand Porte-queue)

Papilio machaon, also called Swallowtail or Schwalbenschwanz is a great butterfly from the Palaearctic ecozone (Europe). The first description was in 1758 by Linnaeus. With a wingspan of 6.5 – 7.5 cm the Swallowtail is one of the largest butterflies from Europe. It is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The butterfly is yellow and black. Hind wings have tails. Papilio machaon has one of the largest distribution of PAPILINIDAE. In Holarctic (North Africa, Europe and Asia) it is distributed.

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2009-10-13
Papilio macilentus

Papilio macilentus is a butterfly from the Palaearctic ecozone (Asia). The first description was in 1877 by Janson. The wingspan is about 9 – 12 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. Papilio macilentus is black. It has red spots and a yellow band on its hind wings.

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2006-08-23
Papilio polytes (Common Mormon, Kleiner Mormon, Mormon Commun)

Papilio polytes, also called Common Mormon or Kleiner Mormon is a beautiful butterfly from Australasia & Indomalaya ecozone (Australia). The first description was in 1758 by Linnaeus. With a wingspan of 9.0 – 10.0 cm the Common Mormon is a small member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The butterfly is black with white and red spots. Hind wings have short tails.

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2008-08-30
Papilio syfanius

Papilio syfanius is a butterfly from the Palaearctic ecozone (Asia). The first description was in 1890 by Oberthür. The wingspan is about 9 – 11 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. Papilio syfanius is dark-brown. It has a large white area on its hind wings. Furthermore the hind wings have broad tails.

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2010-06-15
Papilio elwesi

Papilio elwesi is a butterfly from Australasia / Indomalaya ecozone (Australia). The first description was in 1889 by Leech. The wingspan is about 13 – 14 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of Papilio elwesi is gray or black. There are red spots on the hind wings.

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2006-08-23
Papilio xuthus (Asian Swallowtail, Japanischer Schwalbenschwanz, Machaon asiatique)

Papilio xuthus, also called Asian Swallowtail or Japanischer Schwalbenschwanz is a well-known butterfly from the Palaearctic ecozone (Asia). The first description was in 1767 by Linnaeus. With a wingspan of 8.0 – 10.0 cm the Asian Swallowtail is a small member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The butterfly is yellow and black. Hind wings have tails.

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2006-08-23
Parnassius mnemosyne (Clouded Apollo, Schwarzer Apollo, Le semi-apollon)

Parnassius mnemosyne, also called Clouded Apollo or Schwarzer Apollo is a rare butterfly from Palaearctic ecozone (Europe). The first description was in 1758 by Linnaeus. With a wingspan of 5.0 – 6.0 cm the Clouded Apollo is a small member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The wings are transparent with black spots.

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2006-08-23
Parnassius phoebus (Small Apollo, Alpen Apollo)

Parnassius phoebus, also called as Small Apollo or Alpen Apollo is a very nice butterfly from Palaearctic ecozone (Asia). The first description was in 1793 by Fabricius. With a wingspan of 4,5 – 5,5 cm the Small Apollo is a small member of family PAPILIONIDAE. The butterfly is white and translucent with black and red spots.

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2006-08-23
Zerynthia polyxena (Southern Festoon, Osterluzeifalter, La Diane)

Zerynthia polyxena, also called Southern Festoon or Osterluzeifalter is a very charming butterfly from Palaearctic ecozone (Europe). The first description was in 1775 by Denis & Schiffermüller. With a wingspan of 4.5 – 5.5 cm the Southern Festoon is a small member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The butterfly is yellow with black, red and blue spots and a black sinuous line at the margin.

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