Papilio oribazus

Papilio oribazus is a butterfly from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa). The first description was in 1836 by Boisduval. The wingspan is about 8 – 10 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of Papilio oribazus is black. A blue band dominates 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 oribazus (male above / female below). Papilio oribazus is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa).


Description

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.


Distribution

Papilio oribazus is a butterfly from the Afrotropic (Africa) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly on Madagascar.


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 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

Similar and closely-related species

Papilio aethiops Rothschild & Jordan 1905  

Papilio bromius Doubleday 1845 (Broad Green-Banded Swallowtail)  

Papilio epiphorbas Boisduval 1833  

Papilio mangoura Hewitson 1875 


Scientific name

Papilio oribazus Boisduval 1836


Other names

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Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

AFROTROPIC (Africa)

 

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