Papilio macilentus

Papilio macilentus is a butterfly from the Palaearctic ecozone (Asia). 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

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 macilentus (male above / female below). Papilio macilentus is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE from Palaearctic (Asia).


Description

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.


Distribution

Papilio macilentus is a butterfly from the Palaearctic ecozone (Asia). You can observe this butterfly in China, Russia and Japan.


This world map shows the ecozones in which this butterfly is distributed.

Larval food

Rutaceae:

General information

The first description of this butterfly was in 1877 by Janson. There are no subspecies.


Macro photos

Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer; macro photograph of Papilio macilentus m (underside)

Here you can see some macro photos of Papilio macilentus.


Protection provisions / Red List

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Scientific name

Papilio macilentus Janson 1877


Other names

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Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

PALAEARCTIC (Asia)

  

 

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