Papilio euchenor

Papilio euchenor is a nice butterfly from Australasia / Indomalaya ecozone (Australia). The first description was in 1829 by Guérin Ménéville. With a wingspan of 10.0 – 13.0 cm Papilio euchenor is a big member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The butterfly is black mellow yellow areas on wing. Hind wings have no tails.



Photos for easy identification

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

These are nice photos of Papilio euchenor. Papilio euchenor is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE from Australasia / Indomalaya ecozone (Australia).


Description

The forewings are black. In the pinion there is a mellow yellow stripe. In the middle of wing there is a very broad mellow yellow band.
The underside is a copy of upside, but nearby the body there are some small yellow stripes.

The hind wings are black and have no tails. The margin is ridged. Nearby the body there is a big mellow yellow area.
The underside is black. In back there are one blue and some orange spots. At the wing leading edge there is a black, blue and orange eye.

The body is black, but the underside is yellow.

Sex differences: None


Macro photos

Here you can see some macro photos of Papilio euchenor.


Photo © by Thomas Neubauer; 06.09.2006, macro photograph of Papilio euchenor (upside)
Photo © by Thomas Neubauer; 06.09.2006, macro photograph of Papilio euchenor (upside)
Photo © by Thomas Neubauer; 06.09.2006, macro photograph of Papilio euchenor (upside)
Photo © by Thomas Neubauer; 06.09.2006, macro photograph of Papilio euchenor (upside)
Photo © by Thomas Neubauer; 06.09.2006, macro photograph of Papilio euchenor (underside)
Photo © by Thomas Neubauer; 06.09.2006, macro photograph of Papilio euchenor (underside)

Distribution

Papilio euchenor is a butterfly of the Australasia / Indomalaya ecozone (Australia). The distribution is restricted to Papua New Guinea, Celebes and Sumatra.


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 1829 by Guérin Ménéville. There are some subspecies.

Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

Papilio aegeus [Donovan, 1805] (Orchard Swallowtail, Garten Schwalbenschwanz) 


Scientific name

Papilio euchenor Guérin Ménéville 1829


Synonym

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Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

To family tree (Genus: PAPILIO)...  


Ecozone

AUSTRALASIA / INDOMALAYA (Australia)

 

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