Papilio woodfordi

Papilio woodfordi is a butterfly from Australasia / Indomalaya ecozone (Australia). 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

Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer
Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer

Here you can see some photos of Papilio woodfordi (male). Papilio woodfordi is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE from Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia).


Description

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.

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Distribution

Papilio woodfordi is a butterfly from the Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly on the Salomon 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 1888 by Godman & Salvin. There are three subspecies.

Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

Papilio aegeus Donovan 1805 (Orchard Swallowtail)

Papilio bridgei Mathew 1886

Papilio erskinei Mathew 1886

Papilio inopinatus Butler1883

Scientific name

Papilio woodfordi Godman & Salvin 1888


Other names

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Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

AUSTRALASIA / INDOMALAYA (Australia)

 

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