Papilio inopinatus

Papilio inopinatus is a butterfly from Australasia / Indomalaya ecozone (Australia). The first description was in 1883 by Butler. The wingspan is about 11 – 14 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. Papilio inopinatus 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 inopinatus (male above / female below). Papilio inopinatus is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE from Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia).


Description

The fore wings are black. A yellow band dominates the wing.
The underside of Papilio inopinatus is very similar to the upside.

The hind wings of Papilio inopinatus are black. The edge is wavy. A yellow area dominates the wing. At the inner edge there is a red eye.
The underside is black. At the inner edge there is a red eye. 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 basic colour of the female is dark-brown. A broad white band dominates the fore wing. At the edge of the hind wings there is a chain of red spots. At the underside of the hind wings there is a chain of blue spots too.


Distribution

Papilio inopinatus 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 1883 by Butler. There are no subspecies.


Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

Papilio aegeus Donovan 1805 (Orchard Swallowtail)

Papilio bridgei Mathew 1886

Papilio erskinei Mathew 1886


Scientific name

Papilio inopinatus Bulter 1883


Other names

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Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

AUSTRALASIA / INDOMALAYA (Australia)

 

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