Papilio bootes (Tailed Redbreast)
Papilio bootes, also called Tailed Redbreast is a butterfly from . The first description was in 1842 by Westwood. The wingspan is about 10 – 11 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of Papilio bootes is dark-brown or black. It has white and red spots.
Photos for easy identification
The fore wings are dark-brown. The veins are black.
The underside of Papilio bootes is very similar to the upside. Next to the body there is a red spot.
The hind wings of Papilio bootes are black and they have tails. The edge is wavy. The tails have two little white spots. At the edge there are some red spots. In the middle of the wing there are two white spots.
The underside is very similar to the upside. All red parts are more strongly pronouncedly than the same parts on upside. Next to the body there are some red spots.
The body (abdomen) is black. The thorax is black. The head is red. The underside of the abdomen is red.
Sex differences: ---
- Zanthoxylum armatum
The first description of this butterfly was in 1842 by Westwood. There are four subspecies.
Protection provisions / Red List
- CITES: (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora):
-no entry- (as at 22.05.2009)
- EU regulation on trading with species of wild Fauna and Flora
-no entry- (as at 07.07.2009)
- IUCN Red List of threatened species:
-no entry- (as at 2009)
Similar and closely-related species
Papilio bootes Westwood 1842
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: BOOTES