Papilio pitmani is a butterfly from . The first description was in 1887 by Elwes & de Nicéville. The wingspan is about 7 – 8 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of Papilio pitmani is black. A chain of white spots dominates the hind wings.
Photos for easy identification
The fore wings are black.
The underside of Papilio pitmani is dark-brown.
The hind wings of Papilio pitmani are black and they have tails. The edge is wavy. A chain of big white spots dominates the wing.
The underside is dark-brown. A chain of big white spots dominates the wing. At the edge there is a chain of yellow spots.
The body (abdomen) is black. The head and the thorax are black.
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Papilio pitmani is a butterfly from the Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly from Myanmar until Thailand and Vietnam.
The first description of this butterfly was in 1887 by Elwes & de Nicéville. There is only one subspecies.
- Papilio pitmani dubiosis [Vitalis de Salvaza, 1921]
Protection provisions / Red List
- CITES: (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora):
-no entry- (as at 22.05.2009)
- EU regulation on trading with species of wild Fauna and Flora
-no entry- (as at 07.07.2009)
- IUCN Red List of threatened species:
-no entry- (as at 2009) (see: www. redlist.org/)
Similar and closely-related species
Papilio pitmani Elwes & de Nicéville 1887
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: PITMANI