Papilio manlius

Papilio manlius is a butterfly from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa). The first description was in 1798 by Fabricius. The wingspan is about 9 – 10 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of Papilio manlius is dark-brown or black. Green spots and areas dominate the wings.



Photos for easy identification

Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer
Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer

Here you can see some photos of Papilio manlius. Papilio manlius is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa).


Description

The fore wings are black. A green band dominates the wing. At the wing-tip there are two green spots.
The underside is brown.  

The hind wings are black and they have very short tails. The edge is wavy. At the outer edge there is a chain of little, green spots. A large, green area dominates the wing.
The underside is brown. A chain of little, yellow spots dominates the wing. 

The body (abdomen) is brown. The thorax and the head are brown. The underside of all parts is brown. 

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Distribution

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


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 1798 by Fabricius. There are no subspecies.


Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

Papilio epiphorbas Boisduval 1833

Papilio phorbanta Linnaeus 1771


Scientific name

Papilio manlius Fabricius 1798


Other names

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Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

AFROTROPIC (Africa)

 

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