Papilio karna (Jungle Jade, Dschungeljade)

Papilio karna, also called Jungle Jade is a fantastic butterfly from Australasia / Indomalaya ecozone (Australia). The first description was in 1865 by C. & R. Felder. The wingspan is about 10.0 – 13.0 cm. The Jungle Jade is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The butterfly is black with an all-dominat green area on the wing. Hind wings have tails. This butterfly is very similar to Papilio paris.



Photos for easy identification

Photo © by Thomas Neubauer
Photo © by Thomas Neubauer
Photo © by Thomas Neubauer
Photo © by Thomas Neubauer

These are nice photos of Papilio karna (Jungle Jade, Dschungeljade). Papilio karna is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE from Australasia / Indomalaya ecozone (Australia).


Description

The fore wings are black. The whole wing is powdered by green scales.
The underside is brown. Next to the margin there is a broad whitish area with brown veins or horizontal stripes.

The hind wings
are black and have broad tails. The margin is ridged. The whole wing is powdered by green scales. In the middle of wing there is a very broad turquoise area. Next to the margin there are three little green spots. In back there is a pink, red and black eye, with green eye shadow.  
The underside is brown. The bigger part of wing is powdered by white scales. Next to the margin there is a chain of orange and blue spots. In back there is an orange and black eye.

The body
is black or dark brown. Furthermore the upside is powdered by green scales.

Sex differences:
None.


Distribution

The Jungle Jade (Papilio karna) is a butterfly of the Australasia / Indomalaya ecozone (Australia). The distribution enfolded Celebes, Borneo, Java, Sumatra and the Philippines.


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 1865 by C. & R Felder. There are some subspecies.

The flight period is from March to April.


Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

Papilio paris [Linnaeus, 1758] (Paris Peacock, Voilier lustré, Pariser Pfau)  


Scientific name

Papilio karna C. & R. Felder 1865


Synonym

 Jungle Jade
 Dschungeljade


Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

AUSTRALASIA / INDOMALAYA (Australia)

 

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