Photos for easy identification
The fore wings are dark brown or black. At the outer edge there are two chains of little, yellow spots.
The underside of Papilio birchallii is brown. At the outer edge there is a chain of little, yellow spots. In the middle of the wing there is a chain of large, yellow spots.
The hind wings of Papilio birchallii are dark brown or black and they have no tails. The edge is wavy. A broad, yellow band dominates the wing. At the outer edge there is a chain of little, yellow spots.
The underside is brown. At the outer edge and in the middle of the wing there are chains of little, red spots. Two to three large, yellow spots dominat the wing.
The body is brown. The thorax is brown. The head brown. The underside of all parts is brown.
Sex differences: ---
Papilio birchallii is a butterfly from the Neotropic ecozone (South America). The area of distribution of this butterfly stretches from Colombia to Costa Rica.
- Hernandia didymanthera
The first description of this butterfly was in 1863 by Hewitson. There is only one subspecies.
Here you can see some macro photos of Papilio birchallii.
Protection provisions / Red List
- CITES: (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora):
- EU regulation on trading with species of wild Fauna and Flora
- IUCN Red List of threatened species:
Similar and closely-related species
Papilio birchallii Hewitson 1863
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: BIRCHALLII