Papilio dehaani is a butterfly from the . The first description was in 1864 by C. & R. Felder. The wingspan is about 10.0 – 12.0 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. Papilio dehaani is black. The wings have many colourful and luminous scales. Furthermore the hind wings have tails.
Photos for easy identification
The forewings are black. The entire wing is littered with innumerable individual green scales. At the outer edge are dark veins and strip. The male has a furry area on the wing.
The underside is dark-brown or black. The wing is dominated by a broad white band. This white band contains many black veins and strip.
The hind wings of Papilio bianor are black and they have tails. The outer edge is strongly wavy. The inner half of the wing is blue and green. The outer half of the wing contains a chain of green spots. The tail has a green stripe.
The underside is dark-brown or black. The inner half of the wing is littered with innumerable individual whitish scales. At the edge there is a chain of big, red spots.
The body is black and the upside has some green scales.
Sex differences: Only the male has the hairy areas on the upside of fore wings. The female has on hind wings a big purple area and some red spots.
Papilio dehaani is a butterfly of the Palaearctic (Asia).
- Citrus depressa
- Citrus junos
- Citrus tachibana
- Euodia gabrifolia
- Euodia lepta
- Euodia meliaefolia
- Orixa japonica
- Phellodendron amurense
- Poncirus trifoliata
- Skimmia japonica
- Zanthoxylum ailanthoides
- Zanthoxylum nitidum
- Zanthoxylum piperitum
- Zanthoxylum schinifolium
The first description of this butterfly was in 1864 by C. & R. Felder. There are no subspecies.
In the past it was a subspecies of Papilio bianor. (Papilio bianor dehaanii C & Felder, 1864).
Here you can see some macro photos of Papilio dehaani.
Protection provisions / Red List
- CITES: (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora):
-no entry- (as at 23.06.2005)
- 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 dehaani C. & R. Felder 1864
(In some publications also: Papilio bianor dehaani)
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: DEHAANI