Papilio andraemon (Bahaman Swallowtail)

Papilio andraemon, also called Bahaman Swallowtail is a butterfly from Neotropic ecozone (South America). The first description was in 1823 by Hübner. The wingspan is about 8– 9 cm. Papilio andraemon is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of this butterfly is brown or dark brown. Yellow bands and spots dominate the wings. The hind wings have tails.



Photos for easy identification

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

Here you can see some photos of Papilio andraemon (Bahaman  Swallowtail) (male above / female below). Papilio andraemon is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE from Neotropic ecozone (South America).


Description

The forewings are brown or dark brown. A broad, yellow band dominates the wing. At the front edge there are three yellow spots.
The underside of Papilio andraemon is yellow. At the outer edge there is a brown band. At the front edge there are two brown spots.

The hind wings of Papilio andraemon are brown or dark brown and they have tails. The edge is wavy. A broad, yellow band dominates the wing. At the outer edge there is a chain of yellow spots. At the inner edge there is a black-red-blue eye-spot.
The underside is yellow. The outer edge is dark brown and contains a chain of yellow spots and a chain of blue spots. In the middle of the wing there is a red spots.

The body (abdomen) is brown. The thorax and the head are brown and they have two yellow stripes. The underside of all parts is yellow.

Sex differences: None.


Distribution

Papilio andraemon is a butterfly from the Neotropic (South America) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly in USA (Florida), Cuba, Jamaica and the Bahamas.

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

Larval food

Rutaceae:

General information

The first description of this butterfly was in 1823 by Hübner. There are two subspecies.

Macro photos

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

Here you can see some macro photos of Papilio andraemon.


Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

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Scientific name

Papilio andraemon Hübner 1823


Other names

Bahaman Swallowtail


Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

NEOTROPIC (South America)

 

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