Papilio bridgei

Papilio bridgei is a butterfly from Australasia / Indomalaya ecozone (Australia). The first description was in 1886 by Mathew. The wingspan is about 14 – 15 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. Papilio bridgei is black and it has yellow spots. A broad, yellow band dominates the hind wing.



Photos for easy identification

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

Here you can see some photos of Papilio bridgei (male above / female below). Papilio bridgei is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE from Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia).


Description

The fore wings are black. At the edge there is a chain of yellow spots.
The underside of Papilio bridgei is black.

The hind wings of Papilio bridgei are black. The edge is wavy. A broad, yellow band dominates the wing.
The underside is black. At the edge there is a chain of yellow spots.In the middle of the wing there is a fine band of blue scales.

The body (abdomen) is black. The thorax is black. The head is black.

Sex differences: The female covers the upper range of the wing-span. The basic colour is dark-brown. At the fore wing there are some white spots. At the edge of the hind wing there is a chain of white spots. The underside is very similar to the upside.


Distribution

Papilio bridgei is a butterfly from the Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly on the Salomon Islands.


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

Larval food

Rutaceae:

General information

The first description of this butterfly was in 1886 by Mathew. There are four subspecies.

Macro photos

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

Here you can see a macro photo of Papilio bridgei.


Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

Papilio aegeus Donovan 1805 (Orchard Swallowtail)

Papilio erskinei Mathew 1886


Scientific name

Papilio bridgei Mathew 1886


Other names

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Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

AUSTRALASIA / INDOMALAYA (Australia)

 

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