Papilio gambrisius

Papilio gambrisius is a butterfly from Australasia / Indomalaya ecozone (Australia). The first description was in 1777 by Cramer. The wingspan is about 13 – 14 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. Papilio gambrisius is black. A big, yellow area dominates the hind wing.



Photos for easy identification

Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer
Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer
Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer
Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer

Here you can see some photos of Papilio gambrisius (male above / female below). Papilio gambrisius is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE from Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia).


Description

The fore wings are black. Next to the wingtip there are some yellow spots.
The underside of Papilio gambrisius is very similar to the upside.

The hind wings of Papilio gambrisius are black. The edge is wavy. A big, yellow area dominates the wing.
The underside is black. In the middle of the wing there are some fine spots of blue scales.

The body (abdomen) is dark-brown. The thorax is dark-brown. The head is dark-brown.

Sex differences: The female has a big, white area with black veins on its fore wings. The hind wings have a chain of blue spots and a chain of orange spots. The underside is very similar to the upside.


Distribution

Papilio gambrisius is a butterfly from the Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly on some islands of Indonesia.


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 1777 by Cramer. There is only one subspecies.

Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

Papilio aegeus Donovan 1805 (Orchard Swallowtail)

Papilio bridgei Mathew 1886

Papilio erskinei Mathew 1886

Papilio inopinatus Butler 1883

Scientific name

Papilio gambrisius Cramer 1777


Other names

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Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

AUSTRALASIA / INDOMALAYA (Australia)

 

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