Photos for easy identification
The forewings are black. In the middle of wing there is a broad white band. At the margin there is a chain of little white spots.
The underside is a copy of upside, but the ground is dark brown and the veins are black.
The hind wings are black and have no tails. The margin is ridged. At the margin there is a chain of white spots. In the middle of wing there is a broad white band.
The underside is copy of upside, but the ground is dark brown and the veins are black.
The body is black.
Sex differences: ---
The first description of this butterfly was in 1885 by Dewitz. 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 23.06.2005)
- 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 2004) (see: www.redlist.org/)
Similar and closely-related species
Papilio mechowianus Dewitz 1885
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: MECHOWIANUS