Photos for easy identification
The forewings are dark brown or black. There are many spots on wing, but in the pinion they are yellow and nearby the body they are orange.
The underside is a copy from upside.
The hind wings are orange and have no tails. The margin is ridged and dark brown and contains a chain of yellowish spots. In the middle of wing there are some black spots.
The underside is a copy from upside, but there is an additional chain of little whitish spots.
The body is black and orange.
Sex differences: None.
The first description of this butterfly was in 1847 by Doubleday. There are some subspecies.
- Papilio zareus batesi [Racheli]
- Papilio zareus chrysoxanthus [Fruhstorfer, 1915]
- Papilio zareus marcapatensis [Möhn]
- Papilio zareus motilones [Racheli & Pischedda]
Protection provisions / Red List
- CITES: (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora):
-no entry- (as at 23.06.2005)
- EU regulation on trading with species of wild Fauna and Flora
-no entry- (as at 19.08.2005)
- IUCN Red List of threatened species:
-no entry- (as at 2004) (see: www.redlist.org/)
Similar and closely-related species
Papilio zagreus Doubleday 1847
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: ZAGREUS