Photos for easy identification
The fore wings are black. At the wing-tip there is a little, green spot. A green band dominates the wing.
The underside is dark- brown. Some yellowish spots dominate the wing.
The hind wings are black. The edge is very wavy. At the outer edge there is a chain of green spots. A broad, green band dominates the wing.
The underside is dark-brown. At the outer edge there is a thin, yellowish band. At the inner edge there are two yellowish spots.
The body (abdomen) is dark-brown. The thorax and the head are dark-brown. The underside of all parts is dark-brown.
Sex differences: The basic colour of the female is brown. It has no bands at the underside of the wings.
The first description of this butterfly was in 1951 by Storace. 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:
Similar and closely-related species
Papilio microps Storace 1951
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: MICROPS