Papilio tydeus

Papilio tydeus is a butterfly from Australasia / Indomalaya ecozone (Australia). The first description was in 1860 by C. & R. Felder. The wingspan is about 12 – 14 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of Papilio tydeus is black. It has yellow spots. A broad, yellow band dominates the hind wing.



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 tydeus (male above / female below). Papilio tydeus is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE from Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia).


Description

The fore wings are black. Next to the wingtip there is a chain of yellow spots.
The underside of Papilio tydeus is very similar to the upside.

The hind wings of Papilio tydeus are black. The edge is wavy. A broad, yellow band dominates the wing.
The underside is black. At the outer edge there is a chain of dark-yellow spots and a chain of blue spots.

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

Sex differences: The basic colour of the female is white or yellowish. The veins are black. The outer edge is black. The outer half of the hind wings is black and contains a chain of dark-yellow spots and three blue spots. The underside is very similar to the upside.


Distribution

Papilio tydeus is a butterfly from the Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly on the Molucca 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 1860 by C. & R. Felder. There is only one subspecies.

Macro - photos

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

Here you can see some macro photos of Papilio tydeus.


Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

Papilio aegeus Donovan 1805 (Orchard Swallowtail)

Papilio inopinatus Butler 1883

Papilio gambrisius Cramer 1777


Scientific name

Papilio tydeus C. & R. Felder 1860


Other names

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Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

AUSTRALASIA / INDOMALAYA (Australia)

 

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