Photos for easy identification
The forewings are black. In the middle of wing there is a big orange area, which contains some black spots and veins.
The underside is a copy of upside, but the ground is dark brown.
The hind wings are black and have no tails. The margin is ridged. At the margin there is a chain of little yellowish spots. Adjacent of this there is a small orange band.
The underside is dark brown. At the margin there are a chain of little yellowish spots and one chain of teeny whitish spots. Adjacent of this there is an orange band.
The body is black, but the underside is orange.
Sex differences: None
Here you can see some macro photographs of Papilio bachus.
The first description of this butterfly was in 1865 by C. & R. Felder. There are only two subspecies.
- Papilio bachus belsazar [Niepelt, 1908]
- Papilio bachus chrysomelus [Rothschild & Jordan, 1906]
Papilio bachus is very similar to the
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 bachus C. & R. Felder 1865
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: BACHUS