Photos for easy identification
The forewings are black. At the margin there is a chain of little white spots. In the middle of wing there is a broad white band.
The underside is a copy of upside, but the chain of little white spots is shorter. The broad band is yellowish.
The hind wings are black and have two short tails. The margin is ridged. At the margin there is a chain of little yellowish and red spots. Adjacent there is a chain of diffuse yellowish spots. At the middle of wing there is a broken yellowish band.
The underside is dark brown. At the margin there is a chain of red spots. In the middle of wing there is a chain of big yellow and red spots.
The body is black.
Sex differences: ---
Here you can see some macro photographs of Papilio aristeus.
The first description of this butterfly was in 1781 by Cramer. There are some subspecies.
- Papilio aristeus bitias [Godart, 1819]
- Papilio aristeus coelebs [Rothschild & Jordan, 1906]
- Papilio aristeus ctesiades [Rothschild & Jordan, 1906]
- Papilio aristeus dysmias [Rothschild & Jordan]
- Papilio aristeus eurotas [C. & R. Felder, 1862]
- Papilio aristeus lenaeus [Doubleday]
- Papilio aristeus vilcanotus [Rothschild & Jordan]
Protection provisions / Red List
- CITES: (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora):
-no entry- (as at 23.06.2005)
- 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 2004) (see: www.redlist.org/)
Similar and closely-related species
Papilio aristeus Cramer 1781
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: ARISTEUS