Papilio bridgei is a butterfly from . 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
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.
- Citrus ssp.
The first description of this butterfly was in 1886 by Mathew. There are four subspecies.
- Papilio bridgei hecataeus [Godman & Salvin, 1888]
- Papilio bridgei ortegae [Rothschild]
- Papilio bridgei prospero [Grose-Smith, 1889]
- Papilio bridgei tryoni [Mathew, 1889]
Protection provisions / Red List
- CITES: (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora):
-No entry- (as at 12.02.2008)
- 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 2008)
Similar and closely-related species
Papilio erskinei Mathew 1886
Papilio bridgei Mathew 1886
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: BRIDGEI