Papilio crino (Common Banded Peacock)
Papilio crino, also called Common Banded Peacock is a butterfly from . The first description was in 1793 by Fabricius. The wingspan is about 7.0 – 9.0 cm. The Common Banded Peacock is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The butterfly is black with green bands on the wing. Hind wings have tails.
Photos for easy classification and identification
The fore wings are black. The whole wing is powdered by green scales. In the middle of wing there is a green band.
The underside is brown. The bigger part of wing is powdered by white scales. Next to the margin there is a white stripe.
The hind wings are black and have tails. The margin is ridged. The whole wing is powdered by green scales. In the middle of wing there is a very broad green area. Next to the margin there is a green stripe. In back there is an orange and black eye. The top of tails are green.
The underside is brown. The whole wing is powdered by white scales. Next to the margin there is a chain of small yellow and blue spots. In back there is an orange and black eye.
The body is black or dark brown. Furthermore the upside is powdered by green scales.
Sex differences: None.
Here you can see some macro photos of Papilio crino.
- Chloroxylum swietenia
The first description of this butterfly was in 1793 by Fabricius. There are no subspecies.
Protection provisions / Red List
- CITES: (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora):
-no entry- (as at 14.06.2006)
- 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 2004) (see: www. redlist.org/)
Papilio crino Fabricius 1793
Common Banded Peacock
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: CRINO