Papilio warscewiczi

Papilio warscewiczi is a very bizarrely butterfly from Neotropic ecozone (South America). The first description was in 1865 by Hopffer. With a wingspan of 10.0 – 11.0 cm Papilio warscewiczi is a big member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The butterfly is black with yellow and blue spots, but the underside is very bizarre. Hind wings have two short tails.



Photos for easy identification

Photo © by Thomas Neubauer
Photo © by Thomas Neubauer
Photo © by Thomas Neubauer
Photo © by Thomas Neubauer

These are nice photos of Papilio warscewiczi. Papilio warscewiczi is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE from Neotropic ecozone (South America).


Description

The forewings are dark brown. There are two chains of yellow spots on wing.
The underside is black, but the pinion is dark brown. There is a grey band in the pinion. There are two chains of yellowish spots on wing.

The hind wings are dark brown and have two short tails. The margin is ridged. At the margin there are one chain of yellow spots, one chain of little bluish spots and one chain of diffuse yellow spots. In back there is a little yellow, blue and red eye.
The underside is dark brown. The margin is grey. In the middle of wing there is a grey band.

The body is black or dark brown.

Sex differences: None.


Macro photographs

Photo © by Thomas Neubauer; 26.08.2006, Macro photograph of Papilio warscewiczi (upside)
Photo © by Thomas Neubauer; 26.08.2006, Macro photograph of Papilio warscewiczi (upside)
Photo © by Thomas Neubauer; 26.08.2006, Macro photograph of Papilio warscewiczi (upside)
Photo © by Thomas Neubauer; 26.08.2006, Macro photograph of Papilio warscewiczi (underside)
Photo © by Thomas Neubauer; 26.08.2006, Macro photograph of Papilio warscewiczi (underside)
Photo © by Thomas Neubauer; 26.08.2006, Macro photograph of Papilio warscewiczi (underside)

Here you can see some macro photographs of Papilio warscewiczi.


Distribution

Papilio warscewiczi is a butterfly of the Neotropic ecozone (South America). The distribution extend from Colombia and Ecuador to Peru and Bolivia.


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 Hopffer. There are some subspecies.

Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

Papilio cacicus Lucas 1852

Papilio garamas Geyer 1829


Scientific name

Papilio warscewiczi Hopffer 1865


Synonym

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Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

NEOTROPIC (South America)

 

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