Papilio dravidarum (Malabar Raven)

Papilio dravidarum, also called Malabar Raven is a butterfly from Australasia / Indomalaya ecozone (Australia). The first description was in 1880 by Wood-Mason. The wingspan is about 9 – 10 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. Papilio dravidarum is black. It has one chain of yellowish spots on the fore wings and two chains of yellowish spots on the hind wings.



Photos for easy identification

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

Here you can see some photos of Papilio dravidarum (Malabar Raven). Papilio dravidarum is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE from Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia).


Description

The fore wings are black. At the outer edge there is a chain of yellowish spots.
The underside of Papilio dravidarum is very similar to the upside. But, the basic colour is dark-brown.

The hind wings of Papilio dravidarum are black. The edge is wavy. At the outer edge there are two chains of yellowish spots.
The underside is very similar to the upside. But, the basic colour is dark-brown.

The body (abdomen) is black and it has white spots. The thorax is black. The head is black.

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Distribution

Papilio dravidarum is a butterfly from the Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly in 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 1880 by Wood-Mason. There are no subspecies.

 

This species mimics the wing design from Euploea core.


Macro photos

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

Here you can see some macro photos of Papilio dravidarum.


Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

Papilio castor Westwood 1842

Papilio mahadeva Moore 1879


Scientific name

Papilio dravidarum Wood-Mason 1880 


Other names

Malabar Raven


Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

AUSTRALASIA / INDOMALAYA (Australia)

 

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