Papilio woodfordi is a butterfly from . The first description was in 1888 by Godman & Salvin. The wingspan is about 14 – 15 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of Papilio woodfordi is black. It has yellow spots. A broad, yellow band dominates the hind wing.
Photos for easy identification
The fore wings are black. In the middle of the wing there is a chain of yellow spots.
The underside of Papilio woodfordi is black.At the wing tip there are some yellow spots.
The hind wings of Papilio woodfordi are black. The edge is wavy. A broad, yellow band dominates the wing.
The underside is black. At the outer half of the wing there are two chains of yellow spots. Between these yellow spots there are some blue spots. At the inner edge there is a red eye-spot.
The body (abdomen) is black. The thorax is black. The head is black.
Sex differences: ---
The first description of this butterfly was in 1888 by Godman & Salvin. There are three subspecies.
- Papilio woodfordi ariel [Grose-Smith, 1889]
- Papilio woodfordi choiseuli [Rothschild]
- Papilio woodfordi laarchus [Godman & Salvin, 1888]
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 woodfordi Godman & Salvin 1888
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: WOODFORDI