Papilio hoppo is a
Photos for easy identification
The fore wings are black. The whole wing is spotted by green scales. In some cases there is a green stripe at the outer edge.
The underside of Papilio hoppo is black. The wing tip and the area around the body are spotted by whitish scales. At the outer edge there is a white band with dark veins.
The hind wings of Papilio hoppo are black and they have tails. The edge is wavy. The wing is dominated by a blue-violett area. The whole wing is spotted by green scales. At the edge there is a chain of purple spots.
The underside is black. The inner half of the wing is spotted by whitish scales. At the edge there are two chains of purple spots.
The body is black and it is spotted by green scales.
Sex differences: The male has no purple spots on the upside.
Papilio hoppo is a butterfly from the Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia) ecozone. This butterfly is an endemic species from Taiwan.
- Euodia gabrifolia
- Phellodendron amurense
The first description of this butterfly was in 1908 by Matsumura. There are no subspecies.
Here you can see some macro photos of Papilio hoppo.
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 chikae Igarashi 1965 (Luzon Peacock)
Papilio hoppo Matsumura 1908
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: HOPPO