Papilio leucotaenia (Cream-Banded Swallowtail)

Papilio leucotaenia, also called Cream-Banded Swallowtail is a butterfly from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa). The first description was in 1908 by Rothschild. The wingspan is about 10 – 11 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of Papilio leucotaenia is dark-brown. A yellowish band dominates the wings.



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 leucotaenia (Cream-Banded Swallowtail). Papilio leucotaenia is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa).


Description

The fore wings are dark-brown. A yellowish band dominates the wing.
The underside of Papilio leucotaenia is very similar to the upside. But, the basic colour of the wing tip is brown-pied.

The hind wings of Papilio leucotaenia are dark-brown and they have tails. The edge is wavy. A broad, yellowish band dominates the wing.  
The underside is brown-pied.

The body (abdomen) is dark-brown. The thorax and the head are dark-brown. The underside of all parts is brown.

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Distribution

Papilio leucotaenia is a butterfly from the Afrotropic (Africa) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly from Uganda until Burundi.

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 1908 by Rothschild. There are no subspecies.


Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

Papilio mackinnoni Sharpe 1891


Scientific name

Papilio leucotaenia Rothschild 1908


Other names

Cream-Banded Swallowtail


Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

AFROTROPIC (Africa)

 

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