Papilio toboroi

Papilio toboroi is a butterfly from Australasia / Indomalaya ecozone (Australia). The first description was in 1907 by Ribbe. The wingspan is about 9 – 14 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of Papilio toboroi is dark-brown.



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


Description

The fore wings are brown. In the middle of the wing and at the outer edge there is a yellow band.
The underside of Papilio toboroi is dark-brown. At the outer edge there is a beige band

The hind wings of Papilio toboroi are brown. The edge is wavy. In the middle of the wing there is a yellow band. At the inner edge there is a yellow eye-spot.
The underside is brown and beige. At the outer edge there is a chain of yellow spots. At the inner edge there is a orange eye-spot.

The body (abdomen) is black. The thorax is black. The head is black.

Sex differences: None


Distribution

Papilio toboroi is a butterfly from the Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly on Solomon islands.


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 1907 by Ribbe. There are no subspecies.


Macro - photos

Here you can see a macro photo of Papilio toboroi.


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

Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

Papilio laglaizei Depuiset 1877


Scientific name

Papilio toboroi Ribbe 1907 


Other names

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Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

AUSTRALASIA / INDOMALAYA (Australia)

 

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