Papilio mayo (Andaman Mormon)
Papilio mayo, also called Andaman Mormon is a butterfly from . The first description was in 1873 by Atkinson. The wingspan is about 11 – 12 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of Papilio mayo is black. A broad cyan band dominates the hind wing.
Photos for easy identification
The fore wings are black.
The underside of Papilio mayo is dark-brown. At the edge there are many brown stripes. Next to the body there is a red spot.
The hind wings of Papilio mayo are black. The edge is wavy. A broad cyan band dominates the wing.
The underside is black. Next to the body there are two red spots. In the middle of the wing there is a fine band of red and blue scales. At the inner edge there are two red eyes.
The body (abdomen) is black. The thorax is black. The head is black.
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Papilio mayo is a butterfly from the Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly on the Andaman Island.
- Atalantia monophylla
- Paramignya andamanica
- Zanthoxylum ovalifolium
The first description of this butterfly was in 1873 by Atkinson. There are no subspecies.
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 mayo Atkinson 1873
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: MAYO