Papilio amynthor is a butterfly from . The first description was in 1859 by Boisduval. The wingspan is about 8 – 10 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. Papilio amynthor is brown. A yellow area dominates the hind wing.
Photos for easy identification
The fore wings are brown. A yellow band dominates the wing. At the outer edge there are some small, yellow spots.
The underside of Papilio amynthor is very similar to the upside.
The hind wings of Papilio amynthor are brown and they have tails. The edge is wavy. A yellow area dominates the wing. At the inner edge there is a red eye-spot
The underside is brown. In the middle of the wing there is a yellow band with two red eye-spots. At the outer edge there is a chain of yellow-red spots.
The body (abdomen) is brown. The underside of the abdomen has yellow stripes. The thorax is brown. The head is brown.
Sex differences: The female has an additional red spot at the upside of the hind wings.
Papilio amynthor is a butterfly from the Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly in New Caledonia.
The first description of this butterfly was in 1859 by Boisduval. There are no subspecies.
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 amynthor Boisduval 1859
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: AMYNTHOR