Photos for easy identification
The forewings are dark brown or black. At the margin there is a chain of little yellow spots. In the middle of wing there is a chain of big yellow spots. At the wing leading edge there are some big yellow spots. Nearby the body there is a yellow pollinated area.
The underside is a copy of upside, but there are some yellow lines nearby the body.
The hind wings are dark brown or black and have very short tails. The margin is ridged. At the margin there are two chains of little yellow spots. In the middle of wing there is a broad yellow band, which contains one big black and blue eye. In back there is a blue, black and red eye.
The underside is copy of upside, but in the middle of wing there is a black blue and brown area. Furthermore there are some yellow lines nearby the body.
The body is dark brown or black, but there are some yellow lines.
Sex differences: None.
The first description of this butterfly was in 1891 by Grose-Smith. There are no subspecies.
In Africa there are some similar species.
Protection provisions / Red List
- CITES: (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora):
-no entry- (as at 23.06.2005)
- EU regulation on trading with species of wild Fauna and Flora
-no entry- (as at 19.08.2005)
- IUCN Red List of threatened species:
-no entry- (as at 2004) (see: www.redlist.org/)
Similar and closely-related species
Papilio erithonioides Grose-Smith 1891
Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree
- Kingdom: ANIMALIA
- Phylum: ARTHROPODA
- Class: INSECTA
- Order: LEPIDOPTERA
- Suborder: DITRYSIA
- Superfamily: PAPILIONOIDEA
- Family: PAPILIONIDAE
- Subfamily: PAPILIONINAE
- Tribe: PAPILIONINI
- Genus: PAPILIO
- Specific name: ERITHONIOIDES