Papilio pitmani

Papilio pitmani is a butterfly from Australasia / Indomalaya ecozone (Australia). 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

Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer
Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer

Here you can see some photos of Papilio pitmani. Papilio pitmani is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE from Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia).


Description

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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Distribution

Papilio pitmani is a butterfly from the Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly from Myanmar until Thailand and Vietnam.


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 1887 by Elwes & de Nicéville. There is only one subspecies.

Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

Papilio polytes Linnaeus 1758 (Kleiner Mormon, Mormon Commun, Common Mormon)


Scientific name

Papilio pitmani Elwes & de Nicéville 1887


Other names

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Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

AUSTRALASIA / INDOMALAYA (Australia)

 

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