Papilio antonio

Papilio antonio is a butterfly from Australasia / Indomalaya ecozone (Australia). The first description was in 1875 by Hewitson. The wingspan is about 9 – 11 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. Papilio antonio is dark-brown or black. A broad, yellow area dominates the wings.



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


Description

The fore wings are dark-brown or black. There is a small, yellow area at the back part of the wing. 
The underside of Papilio antonio is nearly a copy of upside. The basic colour is dark-brown. The veins are yellow. At the back part of the wing there is a yellow area. Next to the small, yellow area there is a yellow spot.

The hind wings of Papilio antonio are dark-brown or black. They have broad tails. The edge is a little bit wavy. The wing is dominated by a broad, yellow area. At the inner edge there is a diffuse eye spot. 
The underside is dark-brown. The wing is dominated by a broad, yellow area. Next to the body the wing is spotted by yellow scales. The veins are yellow. At the outer edge there is a chain of white spots. 

The body is black, but the underside is dark-brown.   

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Distribution

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


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 1875  by Hewitson. There is only one subspecies.

Macro photos

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

Here you can see some macro photos of Papilio antonio.


Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

Papilio noblei de Nicéville 1889  


Scientific name

Papilio antonio Hewitson 1875


Other names

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Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

AUSTRALASIA / INDOMALAYA (Australia)

 

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