Papilio bachus

Papilio bachus is a common butterfly from Neotropic ecozone (South America). The first description was in 1865 by C. & R. Felder. With a wingspan of 11.0 – 13.0 cm Papilio bachus is a big member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The butterfly is black with big orange areas on wing. Hind wings have no tails.



Photos for easy identification

Photo © by Thomas Neubauer
Photo © by Thomas Neubauer
Photo © by Thomas Neubauer
Photo © by Thomas Neubauer

These are nice photos of Papilio bachus. Papilio bachus is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE from Neotropic ecozone (South America).


Description

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


Macro photographs

Photo © by Thomas Neubauer; 20.08.2006, Macro photograph of Papilio bachus (upside)
Photo © by Thomas Neubauer; 20.08.2006, Macro photograph of Papilio bachus (underside)
Photo © by Thomas Neubauer; 20.08.2006, Macro photograph of Papilio bachus (underside)
Photo © by Thomas Neubauer; 20.08.2006, Macro photograph of Papilio bachus (underside)

Here you can see some macro photographs of Papilio bachus.


Distribution

Papilio bachus is a butterfly of the Neotropic ecozone (South America). The distribution enfolded Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia.


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

Larval food

---


General information

The first description of this butterfly was in 1865 by C. & R. Felder. There are only two subspecies.

Papilio bachus is very similar to the Papilio zagreus. The main differentiator is the orange area on hind wings of Papilio zagreus.


Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

Papilio zagreus [Doubleday, 1847]    


Scientific name

Papilio bachus C. & R. Felder 1865


Synonym

---


Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

To family tree (Genus: PAPILIO)...   


Ecozone

NEOTROPIC (South America)

 

To the top

Back to family Papilionidae from NEOTROPIC (SOUTH AMERICA)

 

Ads / Werbung:

Apatura iris
Inachis io
Nymphalis antiopa
Apatura iris
Vanessa atalanta
Papilio machaon
Pierides sp.