Papilio dialis

Papilio dialis is a butterfly from Australasia / Indomalaya ecozone (Australia). The first description was in 1893 by Leech. The wingspan is about 10 – 11 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. Papilio dialis is black. At the hind wings there is a chain of purple 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 dialis (male above / female below). Papilio dialis is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE from Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia).


Description

The fore wings are black. At the outer edge there are many brown stripes. One part of the wing is spotted by green scales.
The underside of Papilio dialis is brown. The veins are dark-brown.

The hind wings of Papilio dialis are black and they have tails. The edge is wavy. The whole wing is spotted by green scales. At the edge there is a chain of purple spots.   
The underside is dark-brown. The inner half of the wing is spotted by whitish scales. At the edge there is a chain of red spots. 

The body (abdomen) is black. The thorax and the head are also black. The upside of all parts is spotted by green scales.   

Sex differences: The basic colour of the female is dark-brown. At the upside of the hind wings there is a small blue area.


Distribution

Papilio dialis is a butterfly from the Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly from Myanmar until Taiwan.


This world map shows the ecozones in which this butterfly is distributed.

Larval food

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General information

The first description of this butterfly was in 1893 by Leech. There are three subspecies.

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

Here you can see the subspecies Papilio dialis andronicus m.


Macro photos

Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer macro photograph of Papilio dialis f (upside)
Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer macro photograph of Papilio dialis m (upside)
Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer macro photograph of Papilio dialis m (underside)

Here you can see some macro photos of Papilio dialis.


Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

Papilio bianor Cramer 1777


Scientific name

Papilio dialis Leech 1893


Other names

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Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

AUSTRALASIA / INDOMALAYA (Australia)

 

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