Papilio acheron

Papilio acheron is a butterfly from Australasia / Indomalaya ecozone (Australia). The first description was in 1887 by Grose-Smith. The wingspan is about 10 – 11 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. Papilio acheron is black.



Photos for easy identification

Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer
Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer

Here you can see some photos of Papilio acheron. Papilio acheron is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE from Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia).


Description

The fore wings are black.
The underside of Papilio acheron is black. At the edge there are many dark-brown stripes.

The hind wings of Papilio acheron are black. The edge is wavy. At the edge there is a fine band of white scales.
The underside is black. Next to the body there is a red spot. At the edge there are two white spots and three yellowish spots.

The body (abdomen) is black. The thorax is black. The head is black.

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Distribution

Papilio acheron is a butterfly from the Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly on Borneo.


This world map shows the ecozones in which this butterfly is distributed.

Larval food

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General information

The first description of this butterfly was in 1887 by Grose-Smith. There are no subspecies.


Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

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Scientific name

Papilio acheron Grose-Smith 1887 


Other names

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Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

AUSTRALASIA / INDOMALAYA (Australia)

 

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