Papilio noblei

Papilio noblei is a butterfly from Australasia / Indomalaya ecozone (Australia). The first description was in 1889 by Nicéville. The wingspan is about 10 – 12 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. Papilio noblei is dark-brown or black. A yellow area dominates the hind 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 noblei. Papilio noblei is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE from Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia).


Description

The fore wings are dark-brown or black. At the back edge there is a small, yellow spot.
The underside of Papilio noblei is very similar to the upside. The basic colour is dark-brown. At the wing leading edge there are some yellow stripes. 

The hind wings of Papilio noblei are dark-brown or black. They have tails. The edge is wavy. The wing is dominated by a broad, yellow area. At the inner edge there is a red eye-spot. 
The underside is dark-brown. The wing is dominated by a broad, yellow area. Some veins are yellow. Next to the body the wing is spotted by yellow scales. At the outer edge there is a chain of orange spots. 

The body is black, but the underside is dark-brown. 

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Distribution

Papilio noblei is a butterfly from the Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly in Myanmar, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam.


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

Larval food

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General information

The first description of this butterfly was in 1889  by Nicéville. There is only one subspecies. 

Macro photos

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

Here you can see some macro photos of Papilio noblei.


Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

Papilio antonio Hewitson 1875 


Scientific name

Papilio noblei de Nicéville 1889


Other names

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Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

AUSTRALASIA / INDOMALAYA (Australia)

 

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