Papilio rogeri

Papilio rogeri is a butterfly from Neotropic ecozone (South America). The first description was in 1836 by Boisduval. The wingspan is about 6 – 7 cm. Papilio rogeri is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of this butterfly is brown or dark brown. Red spots dominate the wings. The hind wings have no tails.



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 rogeri. Papilio rogeri is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE from Neotropic ecozone (South America).


Description

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.

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Distribution

Papilio rogeri is a butterfly from the Neotropic ecozone (South America). The ​​distribution of this butterfly is restricted to Mexico.

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 1836 by Boisduval. There is only one subspecies.

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

Here you can see the subspecies Papilio rogeri pharnaces (male left / female right). The wingspan is about 9 - 10 cm.


Macro photographs

Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer; macro photograph of Papilio rogeri pharnaces f (upside)

Here you can see some macro photos of Papilio rogeri pharnaces.


Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

Papilio epenetus Hewitson 1861


Scientific name

Papilio rogeri Boisduval 1836


Other names

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Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

NEOTROPIC (South America)

 

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