Papilio blumei (Peacock, Pfau, Le Paon)
Photos for easy identification
The forewings are black and powdered by green scales. In the middle of wind there is a very broad green band.
The underside is two coloured. First part is dark brown and powdered by whitish scales. Second part is whitish and has dark veins.
The hind wings are black and have broad green tails. The margin is ridged. At the margin there is a chain of big green spots. Nearby the body the black wing is powdered by green scales. Next to this there is a green band.
The underside is dark brown or black and powdered by whitish scales. At the margin there is a chain of big whitish spots
The body is dark brown and powdered by green scales.
Sex differences: None
Here you can see some macro photos of the Peacock (Papilio blumei).
The first description of this butterfly was in 1836 by Boisduval . There is only one subspecies.
- Papilio blumei fruhstorferi [Röber]
Protection provisions / Red List
- CITES: (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora):
-no entry- (as at 14.06.2006)
- 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/)
Papilio blumei Boisduval 1836
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: BLUMEI