Photos for easy identification
The fore wings are black. A blue band dominates the wing. At the outer edge there is a chain of little, yellow spots.
The underside is brown. A gray band dominates the wing.
The hind wings are black and they have tails. The edge is wavy. A blue band dominates the wing.
The underside is brown. A thin, gray band dominates the wing.At the inner edge there is a eye-spot.
The body (abdomen) is brown. The thorax and the head are brown. The underside of all parts is brown.
Sex differences: The basic colour of the female is brown. All wing-marks are yellow. At the outer edge of the hind wings there is a chain of yellow spots.
The first description of this butterfly was in 1875 by Hewitson. There are no subspecies.
Protection provisions / Red List
- CITES: (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora):
- EU regulation on trading with species of wild Fauna and Flora:
- IUCN Red List of threatened species:
Papilio mangoura Hewitson 1875
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: MANGOURA