Papilio acheron is a butterfly from . 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
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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Papilio acheron is a butterfly from the Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly on Borneo.
The first description of this butterfly was in 1887 by Grose-Smith. There are no subspecies.
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:
-Lower risk- (as at 2008)
Similar and closely-related species
Papilio acheron Grose-Smith 1887
Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree
- Kingdom: ANIMALIA
- Phylum: ARTHROPODA
- Class: INSECTA
- Order: LEPIDOPTERA
- Suborder: DITRYSIA
- Superfamily: PAPILIONOIDEA
- Family: PAPILIONIDAE
- Subfamily: PAPILIONINAE
- Tribe: PAPILIONINI
- Genus: PAPILIO
- Specific name: ACHERON