Papilio amynthor

Papilio amynthor is a butterfly from Australasia / Indomalaya ecozone (Australia). The first description was in 1859 by Boisduval. The wingspan is about 8 – 10 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. Papilio amynthor is brown. A yellow area dominates the hind wing.



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 amynthor (male). Papilio amynthor is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE from Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia).


Description

The fore wings are brown. A yellow band dominates the wing. At the outer edge there are some small, yellow spots.
The underside of Papilio amynthor is very similar to the upside.

The hind wings of Papilio amynthor are brown and they have tails. The edge is wavy. A yellow area dominates the wing. At the inner edge there is a red eye-spot
The underside is brown. In the middle of the wing there is a yellow band with two red eye-spots. At the outer edge there is a chain of yellow-red spots.

The body (abdomen) is brown. The underside of the abdomen has yellow stripes. The thorax is brown. The head is brown.

Sex differences: The female has an additional red spot at the upside of the hind wings.


Distribution

Papilio amynthor is a butterfly from the Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly in New Caledonia.


Diese Weltkarte zeigt die zoogeographischen Zonen, in denen die jeweilige Spezies beheimatet ist.

Larval food

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General information

The first description of this butterfly was in 1859 by Boisduval. There are no subspecies.


Macro photos

Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer macro photograph of Papilio amynthor m (underside)

Here you can see a macro-photo of Papilio amynthor.


Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

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Scientific name

Papilio amynthor Boisduval 1859 


Other names

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Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

AUSTRALASIA / INDOMALAYA (Australia)

 

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