Photos for easy identification
The forewings are yellowish. The margin is dark brown and broad. At the wing leading edge there are two broad dark brown stripes which conflate with the margin.
The underside is a copy of upside, but the margin is brighter than upside.
The hind wings are yellowish and have very long tails. The tails have yellow peaks. The margin is ridged and dark brown. Into this dark brown area there are some little white spots. In back there is a red eye.
The underside is a copy of upside.
The body is dark brown.
Sex differences: None.
Here you can see some macro photographs of Eurytides columbus.
The first description of this butterfly was in 1850 by Kollar. There are no subspecies.
Protection provisions / Red List
- CITES: (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora):
- EU regulation on trading with species of wild Fauna and Flora
- IUCN Red List of threatened species:
Similar and closely-related species
Eurytides columbus Kollar 1850
Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree
- Kingdom: ANIMALIA
- Phylum: ARTHROPODA
- Class: INSECTA
- Order: LEPIDOPTERA
- Suborder: DITRYSIA
- Superfamily: PAPILIONOIDEA
- Family: PAPILIONIDAE
- Subfamily: PAPILIONINAE
- Tribe: LEPTOCIRCINI
- Genus: EURYTIDES
- Specific name: COLUMBUS