Papilio gambrisius is a butterfly from . 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
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.
The first description of this butterfly was in 1777 by Cramer. There is only one subspecies.
- Papilio gambrisius buruanus [Rothschild]
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 gambrisius Cramer 1777
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: GAMBRISIUS