Papilio neumoegeni

Papilio neumoegeni is a butterfly from Australasia / Indomalaya ecozone (Australia). The first description was in 1890 by Honrath. The wingspan is about 8 – 9 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of Papilio neumoegeni is black. Large green areas and spots dominate 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 neumoegeni (male above / female below). Papilio neumoegeni is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE from Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia).


Description

The fore wings are black. At the outer edge there is a chain of green spots. At the front edge there is a large green spot. In the middle of the wing there is a furry area.
The underside of Papilio neumoegeni is dark-brown.The outer edge is brown. Between these two areas there is a white band.

The hind wings of Papilio neumoegeni are black and they have tails. The edge is wavy. A large green area dominates the wing. At the outer edge there is a chain of green spots.
The underside is dark-brown.The outer edge is brown. In the middle of the wing there is a chain of black spots.

The body (abdomen) is brown. The head and the thorax are brown.

Sex differences: The female has no furry area on the fore wings. The basic colour of the female is brown.


Distribution

Papilio neumoegeni is a butterfly from the Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly on Sumba and Sumbawa (Indonesia).


This world map shows the ecozones in which this butterfly is distributed.

Larval food

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General informationv

The first description of this butterfly was in 1890 by Honrath. There are no subspecies.


Macro photos

Here you can see some macro photos of Papilio neumoegeni.


Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer macro photograph of Papilio neumoegeni m (underside)

Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

Papilio lorquinianus C. &. R. Felder 1865

Papilio peranthus Fabricius 1787

Papilio pericles Wallace 1865


Scientific name

Papilio neumoegeni Honrath 1890


Other names

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Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

AUSTRALASIA / INDOMALAYA (Australia)

 

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