Chilasa slateri (Blue-striped Mime)
Chilasa slateri, also called Blue-striped Mime is a butterfly from . The first description was in 1859 by Hewitson. The wingspan is about 8 – 11 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of Chilasa slateri is dark-brown. It has blue stripes on the wings.
Photos for easy identification
The fore wings are dark-brown. In the middle of the wing there are some blue stripes.
The underside of Chilasa slateri is brown.
The hind wings of Chilasa slateri are dark-brown. At the inner-edge there is a orange-yellow eye.
The underside is very similar to the upside. The basic colour is brown.
The body (abdomen) is black. It has white spots. Thorax and head are also black and they have white spots.
Sex differences: None.
Chilasa slateri is a butterfly from the Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly fromthe North of India until Indonesia.
- Cinnamomum sp.
The first description of this butterfly was in 1859 by Hewitson. There are five subspecies.
- Chilasa slateri hainanensis [Chou, 1994]
- Chilasa slateri hewitsoni [Westwood, 1864]
- Chilasa slateri marginata [Oberthür, 1893]
- Chilasa slateri perses [de Nicéville, 1894]
- Chilasa slateri tavoyanus [Butler, 1882]
Protection provisions / Red List
- CITES: (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora):
-No entry- (as at 12.02.2008)
- EU regulation on trading with species of wild Fauna and Flora
-No entry- (as at 19.08.2005)
- IUCN Red List of threatened species:
-No entry- (as at 2008)
Similar and closely-related species
Chilasa slateri Hewitson 1859
(in some publications also Papilio slateri)
Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree
- Kingdom: ANIMALIA
- Phylum: ARTHROPODA
- Class: INSECTA
- Order: LEPIDOPTERA
- Suborder: DITRYSIA
- Superfamily: PAPILIONOIDEA
- Family: PAPILIONIDAE
- Subfamily: PAPILIONINAE
- Tribe: PAPILIONINI
- Genus: CHILASA
- Specific name: SLATERI