Papilio jordani (Jordan´s Swallowtail)

Papilio jordani, also called Jordan´s Swallowtail is a butterfly from Australasia / Indomalaya ecozone (Australia). The first description was in 1906 by Fruhstorfer. The wingspan is about 13 – 15 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. Papilio jordani is black. A chain of white spots dominates the hind wing.



Photos for easy identification

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

Here you can see some photos of Papilio jordani (Jordan´s Swallowtail). Papilio jordani is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE from Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia).


Description

The fore wings are black. At the outer edge there are some white spots.
The underside of Papilio jordani is very similar to the upside.

The hind wings of Papilio jordani are black. The edge is wavy. A chain of white spots dominates the wing.
The underside is very similar to the upside.

The body (abdomen) is black. The thorax is black. The head is black.

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Distribution

Papilio jordani is a butterfly from the Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly in 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 1906 by Fruhstorfer. There are no subspecies.


Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

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Scientific name

Papilio jordani Fruhstorfer 1906


Other names

Jordan´s Swallowtail


Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

AUSTRALASIA / INDOMALAYA (Australia)

 

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