Papilio mangoura

Papilio mangoura is a butterfly from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa). The first description was in 1875 by Hewitson. The wingspan is about 8 – 9 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of Papilio mangoura is black. A blue band dominates the 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 mangoura (male above / female below). Papilio mangoura is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa).


Description

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.


Distribution

Papilio mangoura is a butterfly from the Afrotropic (Africa) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly on madagascar.

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 1875 by Hewitson. There are no subspecies.


Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

Papilio delalandei Godart 1824

Papilio oribazus Boisduval 1836


Scientific name

Papilio mangoura Hewitson 1875


Other names

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Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

AFROTROPIC (Africa)

 

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