Papilio deiphobus

Papilio deiphobus is a butterfly from Australasia / Indomalaya ecozone (Australia). The first description was in 1758 by Linnaeus. The wingspan is about 13 – 16 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of Papilio deiphobus is black. The underside of the hind wings have a chain of red spots.


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 deiphobus (male above / female below). Papilio deiphobus is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE from Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia).


Description

The fore wings are black. At the outer edge there are many short bluish stripes.
The underside of Papilio deiphobus is black. At the outer edge there are many brown stripes. Next to the body there is a red spot.

The hind wings of Papilio deiphobus are black and they have tails. The edge is wavy. At the outer edge there are many blue stripes.   
The underside is black. At the edge there is a chain of red spots. Next to the body there are some little red spots. 

The body (abdomen) is black. The thorax and the head are also black.

Sex differences: The basic colour of the female is brown. The fore wings have many white stripes. At the upside of the hind wings there is white area and a chain of red spots.A chain of large, red spots dominates the underside of the hind wings.




Distribution

Papilio deiphobus is a butterfly from the Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly from Molluca islands until Sulawesi and Philippines.


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 1758 by Linnaeus. There are four subspecies.

The subspecien Papilio deiphobus rumanzovia is led partly still than independent species (Papilio rumanzovia (Scarlet Mormon)).

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 the subspecies Papilio deiphobus deiphontes (male left / female right).

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

Here you can see the subspecies Papilio deiphobus rumanzovia (male left / female right).

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

Here you can see the form Papilio deiphobus rumanzovia f semperinus.

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

Here you can see the aberration Papilio deiphobus deiphontes ab flyvus.


Macro photos

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

Here you can see some macro photos of Papilio deiphobus rumanzovia.


Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

Papilio ascalaphus (Ascalaphus Schwalbenschwanz)


Scientific name

Papilio deiphobus Linnaeus 1758


Other names

Scarlet Mormon


Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

AUSTRALASIA / INDOMALAYA (Australia)

 

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