Papilio crino (Common Banded Peacock)

Papilio crino, also called Common Banded Peacock is a butterfly from Australasia / Indomalaya ecozone (Australia). 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

Photo © by Thomas Neubauer
Photo © by Thomas Neubauer
Photo © by Thomas Neubauer
Photo © by Thomas Neubauer

These are nice photos of Papilio crino (Common Banded Peacock). Papilio crino is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE from Australasia / Indomalaya ecozone (Australia).


Description

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.


Macro photos

Photo © by Thomas Neubauer; 26.08.2006, macro photograph of Papilio crino (upside)
Photo © by Thomas Neubauer; 26.08.2006, macro photograph of Papilio crino (upside)
Photo © by Thomas Neubauer; 26.08.2006, macro photograph of Papilio crino (upside)

Here you can see some macro photos of Papilio crino.


Distribution

The Common Banded Peacock (Papilio crino) is a butterfly of the Australasia / Indomalaya ecozone (Australia). The distribution is restricted to India.


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 1793 by Fabricius. There are no subspecies.


Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

Papilio blumei [Boisduval, 1836] (Peacock, Pfau)   

Papilio buddha [Westwood, 1872] (Malabar Banded Peacock)  


Scientific name

Papilio crino Fabricius 1793


Synonym

Common Banded Peacock


Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

AUSTRALASIA / INDOMALAYA (Australia)

 

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