Photos for easy identification
The forewings are dark brown. The wing tip is brown.
The underside of Papilio rogeri is dark brown. The wing tip is brown. In the middle of the wing there is a chain of yellow spots.
The hind wings of Papilio rogeri are dark brown and they have no tails. The edge is wavy. In the middle of the wing there is a chain of red spots.
The underside is very similar to the upside.
The body (abdomen) is dark brown. The thorax is dark brown. The head is dark brown and has red spots. The underside of all parts is dark brown and has red spots.
Sex differences: ---
Papilio rogeri is a butterfly from the Neotropic ecozone (South America). The distribution of this butterfly is restricted to Mexico.
The first description of this butterfly was in 1836 by Boisduval. There is only one subspecies.
Here you can see the subspecies Papilio rogeri pharnaces (male left / female right). The wingspan is about 9 - 10 cm.
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 rogeri Boisduval 1836
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: ROGERI