Papilio mahadeva (Burmese Raven)
Papilio mahadeva, also called Burmese Raven is a butterfly from . The first description was in 1879 by Moore. The wingspan is about 8 – 9 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. Papilio mahadeva is black. At the edge there are two chains of yellowish spots.
Photos for easy identification
The fore wings are black. At the edge there are some white spots.
The underside of Papilio mahadeva is very similar to the upside.
The hind wings of Papilio mahadeva are black. The edge is wavy. Two chains of yellowish spots dominate the wing.
The underside is very similar to the upside. The basic colour is dark-brown.
The body (abdomen) is black and it has white spots. The thorax is black. The head is black.
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Papilio mahadeva is a butterfly from the Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly from Myanmar until Indonesia.
The first description of this butterfly was in 1879 by Moore. There are three subspecies.
- Papilio mahadeva choui [Li, 1994]
- Papilio mahadeva mehala [Grose-Smith, 1886]
- Papilio mahadeva selangoranus [Fruhstorfer, 1901]
Protection provisions / Red List
- CITES: (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora):
-No entry- (as at 12.02.2008)
- EU regulation on trading with species of wild Fauna and Flora
-No entry- (as at 19.08.2005)
- IUCN Red List of threatened species:
-No entry- (as at 2008)
Similar and closely-related species
Papilio dravidarum Wood-Mason 1880
Papilio mahadeva Moore 1879
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: MAHADEVA