Papilio fuelleborni

Papilio fuelleborni is a butterfly from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa). The first description was in 1900 by Karsch. The wingspan is about 7 – 8 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of Papilio fuelleborni is dark-brown or black. White areas and spots dominate the 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 fuelleborni (male). Papilio fuelleborni is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa).


Description

The fore wings are dark-brown or black. In the middle of the wing there is a chain of little, white spots.
The underside of Papilio fuelleborni is very similar to the upside. But, the basic colour is brown.

The hind wings of Papilio fuelleborni are dark-brown or black. The edge is wavy. A very big, white area dominates the wing. At the outer edge there is a chain of tiny, white spots.  
The underside is brown. Next to the body there is a red-brown area with black spots and stripes. In the middle of the wing there is a white area with black veins and stripes. At the outer edge there is a chain of little, white spots. 

The body (abdomen) is black. The thorax and the head are black. The underside of all parts is brown.

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Distribution

Papilio fuelleborni is a butterfly from the Afrotropic (Africa) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly from Malawi until Tanzania.

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 1900 by Karsch. There is only one subspecies.

Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

Papilio cynorta Fabricius 1793

Papilio echerioides Trimen 1868

Papilio filaprae Suffert 1904

Papilio sjoestedti Aurivillius 1908

Scientific name

Papilio fuelleborni Karsch 1900


Other names

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Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

AFROTROPIC (Africa)

 

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