Papilio paris (Paris Peacock, Voilier lustré)
Papilio paris, also called Paris Peacock is a
Photos for easy identification
The fore wings are black. The whole wing is spotted by green scales. In some cases there is a green stripe at the outer edge.
The underside of Papilio paris is dark-brown. The wing tip and the area around the body are spotted by whitish scales. At the outer edge there is a white band with dark veins.
The hind wings of Papilio paris are black and they have tails. The edge is wavy. The wing is dominated by a broad, metallic-green area. The whole wing is spotted by green scales. At the inner edge there is a eye-spot.
The underside is dark-brown. The inner half of the wing is spotted by whitish scales. At the edge there is a chain of red-blue spots.
The body is black and it is spotted by green scales.
Sex differences: none
- Euodia lepta
- Euodia lunur-ankenda
- Euodia meliaefolia
- Euodia merrillii
- Euodia roxburghiana
- Toddalia asiatica
- Zanthoxylum armatum
- Zanthoxylum avicennae
- Zanthoxylum nitidum
- Zanthoxylum ovalifolium
The first description of this butterfly was in 1758 by Linnaeus. There are some subspecies.
Here you can see the subspecies Papilio paris chinensis. (male left/ female right)
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 chikae Igarashi 1965 (Luzon Peacock)
Papilio paris Linnaeus 1758
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: PARIS