Papilio macilentus is a butterfly from the . The first description was in 1877 by Janson. The wingspan is about 9 – 12 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. Papilio macilentus is black. It has red spots and a yellow band on its hind wings.
Photos for easy identification
Here you can see some photos of Papilio macilentus (male above / female below). Papilio macilentus is a member of the
The fore wings are black.
The underside of Papilio macilentus is dark-brown.The veins are black.
The hind wings of Papilio macilentus are black and they have tails. The edge is wavy. A yellow band dominates the wing. At the outer edge there is a chain of little, red spots. At the inner edge there is a red eye.
The underside is very similar to the upside, but the yellow band is missing.
The body (abdomen) is black. The thorax and the head are black.
Sex differences: The female covers the upper range of the wing-span. The basic colour of the female is dark-brown. It has no yellow band on the wings.
Papilio macilentus is a butterfly from the Palaearctic ecozone (Asia). You can observe this butterfly in China, Russia and Japan.
- Orixa japonica
- Poncirus trifoliata
- Ruta graveolens
- Zanthoxylum ailanthoides
- Zanthoxylum piperitum
- Zanthoxylum schinifolium
The first description of this butterfly was in 1877 by Janson. There are no subspecies.
Protection provisions / Red List
- CITES: (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora):
-no entry- (Stand: 12.02.2008)
- EU regulation on trading with species of wild Fauna and Flora:
-no entry- (Stand: 19.08.2005)
- IUCN Red List of threatened species:
-no entry- (Stand: 2008)
Similar and closely-related species
Papilio macilentus Janson 1877
Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree
- Kingdom: ANIMALIA
- Phylum: ARTHROPODA
- Class: INSECTA
- Order: LEPIDOPTERA
- Suborder: DITRYSIA
- Superfamily: PAPILIONOIDEA
- Family: PAPILIONIDAE
- Subfamily: PAPILIONINAE
- Tribe: PAPILIONINI
- Genus: PAPILIO
- Specific name: MACILENTUS