Papilio veiovis

Papilio veiovis is a butterfly from Australasia / Indomalaya ecozone (Australia). The first description was in 1865 by Hewitson. The wingspan is about 10 – 11 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of Papilio tydeus is yellowish. The veins are black.


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


Description

The fore wings are yellowish. The veins are black. The outer half of the wing is gray.
The underside of Papilio veiovis is very similar to the upside.

The hind wings of Papilio veiovis are yellowish . The edge is wavy. The veins are black. The outer half of the wing is gray and contains some yellow stripes. At the boundary between the inner part and the outer part of the wing there is a black band. At the inner edge there is a orange eye-spot.
The underside is very similar to the upside.

The body (abdomen) is yellow and it has black stripes. The thorax is black. The head is black.Both of them have yellow hairs.

Sex differences: None.


Distribution

Papilio veiovis is a butterfly from the Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly on Sulawesi (Celebes).


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 1865 by Hewitson. There are no subspecies.


Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

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Scientific name

Papilio veiovis Hewitson 1865 


Other names

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Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

AUSTRALASIA / INDOMALAYA (Australia)

 

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