Photos for easy identification
The fore wings are black. In the wingtip there is a little, blue spot. A blue band dominates the wing.
The underside is brown. A gray band dominates the wing.
The hind wings are black and they have tails. The edge is wavy. At the outer edge there is a chain of blue spots. A blue band dominates the wing.
The underside is brown and marmorate.
The body (abdomen) is black. The thorax and the head are black. The underside of all parts is brown.
Sex differences: The basic colour of the female is brown.
The first description of this butterfly was in 1836 by Boisduval. There are no subspecies.
There are many similar species.
The flight period of Papilio oribazus is from March to October.
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 aethiops Rothschild & Jordan 1905
Papilio oribazus Boisduval 1836
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: ORIBAZUS