Papilio schmeltzi

Papilio schmeltzi is a butterfly from Australasia / Indomalaya ecozone (Australia). The first description was in 1869 by Herrich-Schäffer. The wingspan is about 9 – 10 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. Papilio schmeltzi is black. A yellow area dominates the 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 schmeltzi (male). Papilio schmeltzi is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE from Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia).


Description

The fore wings are black. At the front edge there is a thin, white stripe. 
The underside of Papilio schmeltzi is nearly a copy of upside. The white stripe is longer and bigger.

The hind wings of Papilio schmeltzi are black and they have tails. The edge is wavy. The wing is dominated by a yellow area. At the inner edge there is a red eye.
The underside is black. At the outer edge there is a chain of red spots. There is a chain of blue spots too. 

The body is black.   

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Distribution

Papilio schmeltzi is a butterfly from the Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly on fiji.


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 1869 by Herrich-Schäffer. There are no subspecies.


Macro photos

Here you can see a macro photo of Papilio schmeltzi.


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

Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

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Scientific name

Papilio schmeltzi Herrich-Schäffer 1869


Other names

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Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

AUSTRALASIA / INDOMALAYA (Australia)

 

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