Papilio forbesi

Papilio forbesi is a butterfly from Australasia / Indomalaya ecozone (Australia). The first description was in 1883 by Grose-Smith. The wingspan is about 9 – 10 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. Papilio forbesi is black. It has white spots and yellow orange areas.



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 forbesi. Papilio forbesi is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE from Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia).


Description

The fore wings are black. At the edge there a many, brown stripes.
The underside of Papilio forbesi is very similar to the upside.

The hind wings of Papilio forbesi are black. The edge is wavy. At the edge there are some yellowish spots.
The underside is black. Next to the body there is a red spot. A large yellow orange area with black spots dominates the wing.

The body (abdomen) is black. The thorax is black. The head is black.

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Distribution

Papilio forbesi is a butterfly from the Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly on 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 1883 by Grose-Smith. There are no subspecies.


Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

Papilio acheron Grose-Smith 1887


Scientific name

Papilio forbesi Grose-Smith 1883 


Other names

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Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

AUSTRALASIA / INDOMALAYA (Australia)

 

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