Papilio iswaroides

Papilio iswaroides is a butterfly from Australasia / Indomalaya ecozone (Australia). The first description was in 1898 by Fruhstorfer. The wingspan is about 10 – 11 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. Papilio iswaroides is black. A yellow area dominates the hind wings.



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 iswaroides. Papilio iswaroides is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE from Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia).


Description

The fore wings are black. 
The underside of Papilio iswaroides is black. At the wing leading edge there are six yellow stripes. At the outer edge there are many, yellow stripes.

The hind wings of Papilio iswaroides are black and they have tails. The edge is wavy. The wing is dominated by a broad, yellow area. At the inner edge there are two, red eye-spots. 
The underside is black. The wing is dominated by a three large yellow spots. Some veins are yellow. Next to the body the wing is spotted by yellow scales. At the outer edge there is a chain of yellow spots. At the inner edge there are three red, spots. 

The body is black. 

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Distribution

Papilio iswaroides is a butterfly from the Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly in Indonesia and Malaysia.


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 1898  by Fruhstorfer. There is only one subspecies.

Macro photos

Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer macro photograph of Papilio iswaroides (upside)
Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer macro photograph of Papilio iswaroides (upside)
Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer macro photograph of Papilio iwaroides (underside)
Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer macro photograph of Papilio iwaroides (underside)

Here you can see some macro photos of Papilio iswaroides.


Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

Papilio diophantus Grose-Smith 1883 

Papilio helenus Linnaeus 1758 (Red Helen) 

Papilio iswara White 1842 

Papilio nephelus Boisduval 1836 

Papilio sataspes C. & R. Felder 1865  


Scientific name

Papilio iswaroides Fruhstorfer 1898


Other names

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Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

AUSTRALASIA / INDOMALAYA (Australia)

 

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