Papilio antonio is a
Photos for easy identification
Here you can see some photos of Papilio antonio. Papilio antonio is a member of the
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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Papilio antonio is a butterfly from the Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly on the Philippines.
The first description of this butterfly was in 1875 by Hewitson. There is only one subspecies.
Papilio antonio negrosiana [Schröder & Treadaway, 1991]
Here you can see some macro photos of Papilio antonio.
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:
-no entry- (as at 2008)
Similar and closely-related species
Papilio antonio Hewitson 1875
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: ANTONIO