Papilio dehaani

Papilio dehaani is a butterfly from the Palaearctic ecozone (Asia). The first description was in 1864 by C. & R. Felder. The wingspan is about 10.0 – 12.0 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. Papilio dehaani is black. The wings have many colourful and luminous scales. Furthermore the hind wings have tails.



Photos for easy identification

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

Here you can see some photos of Papilio dehaani (male). Papilio dehaani is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE from Palaearctic (Asia).


Description

The forewings are black. The entire wing is littered with innumerable  individual green scales. At the outer edge are dark veins and strip. The male has a furry area on the wing.
The underside is dark-brown or black. The wing is dominated by a broad white band. This white band contains many black veins and strip.

The hind wings of Papilio bianor are black and they have tails. The outer edge is strongly wavy. The inner half of the wing is blue and green. The outer half of the wing contains a chain of green spots. The tail has a green stripe.
The underside is dark-brown or black. The inner half of the wing is littered with innumerable  individual whitish scales. At the edge there is a chain of big, red spots.

The body is black and the upside has some green scales.

Sex differences: Only the male has the hairy areas on the upside of fore wings. The female has on hind wings a big purple area and some red spots.


Distribution

Papilio dehaani is a butterfly of the Palaearctic (Asia).


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 1864 by C. & R. Felder. There are no subspecies.

In the past it was a subspecies of Papilio bianor. (Papilio bianor dehaanii C & Felder, 1864).


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

Here you can see some photos of Papilio dehaani (female).


Macro photos

Photo © by Thomas Neubauer; macro photograph of Papilio dehaani (upside)
Photo © by Thomas Neubauer; macro photograph of Papilio dehaani (upside)
Photo © by Thomas Neubauer; macro photograph of Papilio dehaani (upside)
Photo © by Thomas Neubauer; macro photograph of Papilio dehaani (underside)
Photo © by Thomas Neubauer; macro photograph of Papilio dehaani (underside)
Photo © by Thomas Neubauer; macro photograph of Papilio dehaani (underside)

Here you can see some macro photos of Papilio dehaani.


Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

Papilio bianor Cramer 1777  

Papilio maackii Ménétries 1859  


Scientific name

Papilio dehaani C. & R. Felder 1864

(In some publications also: Papilio bianor dehaani)

Other names

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Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

PALAEARCTIC (Asia)

  

 

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