Papilio birchallii

Papilio birchallii is a butterfly from Neotropic ecozone (South America). The first description was in 1863 by Hewitson. The wingspan is about 11 – 12 cm. Papilio birchallii is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of this butterfly is dark brown or black. A Broad yellow band dominates the wings. The hind wings have no tails.



Photos for easy identification

Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer
Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer

Here you can see some photos of Papilio birchallii (male). Papilio birchallii is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE from Neotropic ecozone (South America).


Description

The fore wings are dark brown or black. At the outer edge there are two chains of little, yellow spots.
The underside of Papilio birchallii is brown. At the outer edge there is a chain of little, yellow spots. In the middle of the wing there is a chain of large, yellow spots.

The hind wings of Papilio birchallii are dark brown or black and they have no tails. The edge is wavy. A broad, yellow band dominates the wing. At the outer edge there is a chain of little, yellow spots. 
The underside is brown. At the outer edge and in the middle of the wing there are chains of little, red spots. Two to three large, yellow spots dominat the wing.

The body is brown. The thorax is brown. The head brown. The underside of all parts is brown.  

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Distribution

Papilio birchallii is a butterfly from the Neotropic ecozone (South America). The area of ​​distribution of this butterfly stretches from Colombia to Costa Rica.

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

Larval food



General information

The first description of this butterfly was in 1863 by Hewitson. There is only one subspecies.

 

 

Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer
Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer

Here you can see the subspecies Papilio birchallii bryki.


Macro photographs

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

Here you can see some macro photos of Papilio birchallii.


Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

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Scientific name

Papilio birchallii Hewitson 1863


Other names

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Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

To family tree (Genus: PAPILIO)...   


 

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