Papilio tydeus is a butterfly from . 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
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.
The first description of this butterfly was in 1860 by C. & R. Felder. There is only one subspecies.
- Papilio tydeus obiensis [Rothschild]
Macro - photos
Here you can see some macro photos of Papilio tydeus.
Protection provisions / Red List
- CITES: (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora):
-No entry- (as at 22.05.2009)
- EU regulation on trading with species of wild Fauna and Flora
-No entry- (as at 07.07.2009)
- IUCN Red List of threatened species:
-No entry- (as at 2009)
Similar and closely-related species
Papilio tydeus C. & R. Felder 1860
Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree
- Kingdom: ANIMALIA
- Phylum: ARTHROPODA
- Class: INSECTA
- Order: LEPIDOPTERA
- Suborder: DITRYSIA
- Superfamily: PAPILIONOIDEA
- Family: PAPILIONIDAE
- Subfamily: PAPILIONINAE
- Tribe: PAPILIONINI
- Genus: PAPILIO
- Specific name: TYDEUS