Papilio zagreus

Papilio zagreus is a common butterfly from Neotropic ecozone (South America). The first description was in 1847 by Doubleday. With a wingspan of 11.0 – 13.0 cm Papilio zagreus is a big member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The butterfly is black with orange and yellow spots. Hind wings have no 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 zagreus. Papilio zagreus is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE from Neotropic ecozone (South America).


Description

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.


Macro photographs

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

Here you can see some macro photographs of Papilio zagreus.


Distribution

Papilio zagreus is a butterfly of the Neotropic ecozone (South America). The distribution enfolded Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and the West of Brazil.


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 1847 by Doubleday. There are some subspecies.

Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

Papilio bachus [C. ; R. Felder, 1865]  


Scientific name

Papilio zagreus Doubleday 1847


Synonym

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Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

NEOTROPIC (South America)

 

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