Papilio syfanius

Papilio syfanius is a butterfly from the Palaearctic ecozone (Asia). The first description was in 1890 by Oberthür. The wingspan is about 9 – 11 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. Papilio syfanius is dark-brown. It has a large white area on its hind wings. Furthermore the hind wings have broad tails.



Photos for easy identification

Photo © by Thomas Neubauer
Photo © by 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 syfanius (male above / female below). Papilio syfanius is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE from Palaearctic (Asia).


Description

The fore wings are dark-brown. The outer half of the wing contains black veins or stripes. Males have a hairy area on the wings. 
The underside of Papilio syfaniusis is brown or dark-brown. The veins are black. 

The hind wings of Papilio syfanius are dark-brown and they have broad tails. The edge is ridged. The wing is spotted by green scales. There is a large white area on the wing. At the edge there is a chain of red spots. At the inner edge there is a red eye. 
The underside is a copy from upside, but it is spotted by white scales.  

The body is black.   

Sex differences: Females have no hairy areas on their fore wings.


Distribution

Papilio syfanius is a butterfly from the Palaearctic (Asia) ecozone. You can meet this butterfly in China.


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 1890 by Oberthür. There are two subspecies.

Macro photos

Photo © by Thomas Neubauer; macro photograph of Papilio syfanius (upside)
Photo © by Thomas Neubauer; macro photograph of Papilio syfanius (underside)
Photo © by Thomas Neubauer; macro photograph of Papilio syfanius (upside)
Photo © by Thomas Neubauer; macro photograph of Papilio syfanius (underside)
Photo © by Thomas Neubauer; macro photograph of Papilio syfanius (underside)

Here you can see some macro photos of Papilio syfanius.


Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

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Scientific name

Papilio syfanius Oberthür 1890


Other names

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Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

PALAEARCTIC (Asia)

  

 

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