Papilio sataspes

Papilio sataspes is a butterfly from Australasia / Indomalaya ecozone (Australia). The first description was in 1865 by C. & R. Felder. The wingspan is about 12 – 13 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. Papilio iswara is black. A yellow area dominates the hind wings.



Photos for easy identification

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 some photos of Papilio sataspes. Papilio sataspes is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE from Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia).


Description

The fore wings are black. 
The underside of Papilio sataspes is very similar to the upside. The basic colour is dark-brown. At the wing leading edge the veins are yellow. At the outer edge there are many, yellow stripes.

The hind wings of Papilio sataspes are black and they have tails. The edge is wavy. The wing is dominated by a broad, yellow area.  
The underside is dark-brown. The wing is dominated by three large yellow spots. Next to the body the wing is spotted by yellow scales. At the outer edge there are some orange spots. At the inner edge there are two eye-spot. 

The body is black, but the underside is dark-brown.   

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Distribution

Papilio sataspes  is a butterfly from the Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly in Indonesia.


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 1865  by C. & R. Felder. There are no subspecies.


Macro photos

Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer macro photograph of Papilio sataspes (upside)
Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer macro photograph of Papilio sataspes (underside)
Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer macro photograph of Papilio sataspes (underside)

Here you can see some macro photos of Papilio sataspes.


Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

Papilio diophantus Grose-Smith 1883 

Papilio helenus Linnaeus 1758 (Red Helen) 

Papilio iswara White 1842  

Papilio iswaroides Fruhstorfer 1898 

Papilio nephelus Boisduval 1836   


Scientific name

Papilio sataspes C. & R. Felder 1865


Other names

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Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

AUSTRALASIA / INDOMALAYA (Australia)

 

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