Papilio forbesi is a butterfly from . 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
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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Papilio forbesi is a butterfly from the Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly on Sumatra.
The first description of this butterfly was in 1883 by Grose-Smith. There are no subspecies.
Protection provisions / Red List
- CITES: (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora):
-No entry- (as at 12.02.2008)
- 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 2008)
Similar and closely-related species
Papilio forbesi Grose-Smith 1883
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: FORBESI