Photos for easy identification
The forewings are black. Nearby the body there is a big iridescence green area. The pinion is powdered by green scales. In back there is an area of special scales like a pelt. This pelt is typically for the male, because the flavours of this pelt should allure the female.
The underside is two coloured. First part is dark brown and powdered by whitish scales. Second part is light brown and has dark veins.
The hind wings are black and have tails. The margin is ridged. At the margin there is a chain of greenish spots. Nearby the body there is a big iridescence green area.
The underside is dark brown or black and powdered by whitish scales. The margin is light brown. At the margin there is a chain of tree coloured spots (white, orange and black).
The body is dark brown and powdered by green scales.
Sex differences: None
The first description of this butterfly was in 1787 by Fabricius. There are some subspecies.
- Papilio peranthus adamantius [C. & R. Felder, 1864]
- Papilio peranthus baweanus [Hagen, 1896]
- Papilio peranthus intermedius [Snellen]
- Papilio peranthus insulicola [Rothschild]
- Papilio peranthus transiens [Fruhstorfer]
Protection provisions / Red List
- CITES: (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora):
-no entry- (as at 14.06.2006)
- EU regulation on trading with species of wild Fauna and Flora
-no entry- (as at 19.08.2005)
- IUCN Red List of threatened species:
-no entry- (as at 2004) (see: www.redlist.org/)
Papilio peranthus Fabricius 1787
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: PERANTHUS