Pharmacophagus antenor (Antenor)

Pharmacophagus antenor, also called Antenor is a great butterfly from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa). The first description was in 1773 by Drury. The wingspan is about 12.0 – 14.0 cm. Pharmacophagus antenor is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The butterfly is black with white spots on wings. Hind wings have 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 Pharmacophagus antenor (Antenor). Pharmacophagus antenor is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa).


Description

The forewings are black. There are 19 isolated, whitish spots on wing.
The underside is a copy of upside.

The hind wings are black and have long tails. The margin is ridged. At the margin there is a chain of big red spots. Nearby the body there is a big white and oval spot. There is a chain of little white spots around the big oval spot.
The underside is a copy from upside, but in the middle of wing there is a big whitish area.

The body
is black, red and whitish.

Sex differences: The female has no red, but orange spots.


Macro photographs

Photo © by Thomas Neubauer; 09.09.2006, macro photograph of Pharmacophagus antenor (upside)
Photo © by Thomas Neubauer; 09.09.2006, macro photograph of Pharmacophagus antenor (upside)
Photo © by Thomas Neubauer; 09.09.2006, macro photograph of Pharmacophagus antenor (underside)
Photo © by Thomas Neubauer; 09.09.2006, macro photograph of Pharmacophagus antenor (underside)
Photo © by Thomas Neubauer; 09.09.2006, macro photograph of Pharmacophagus antenor (underside)
Photo © by Thomas Neubauer; 09.09.2006, macro photograph of Pharmacophagus antenor (underside)

Here you can see some macro photographs of PPharmacophagus apilio antenor.


Distribution

Pharmacophagus antenor is a butterfly of the Afrotropic ecozone (Africa). The distribution is restricted to Madagascar .


This world map shows the ecozones in which this butterfly is distributed.

Larval food

Aristolochiaceae:

Combretaceae:

General information

The first description of this butterfly was in 1773 by Drury. There are no subspecies.

Pharmacophagus antenor is an endemic species of Madagascar. In past this species was named Papilio antenor.


Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

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Scientific name

Pharmacophagus antenor Drury 1773


Synonym

 Antenor


Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

AFROTROPIC (Africa)

 

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