Papilio deiphobus is a butterfly from . The first description was in 1758 by Linnaeus. The wingspan is about 13 – 16 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of Papilio deiphobus is black. The underside of the hind wings have a chain of red spots.
Photos for easy identification
The fore wings are black. At the outer edge there are many short bluish stripes.
The underside of Papilio deiphobus is black. At the outer edge there are many brown stripes. Next to the body there is a red spot.
The hind wings of Papilio deiphobus are black and they have tails. The edge is wavy. At the outer edge there are many blue stripes.
The underside is black. At the edge there is a chain of red spots. Next to the body there are some little red spots.
The body (abdomen) is black. The thorax and the head are also black.
Sex differences: The basic colour of the female is brown. The fore wings have many white stripes. At the upside of the hind wings there is white area and a chain of red spots.A chain of large, red spots dominates the underside of the hind wings.
Papilio deiphobus is a butterfly from the Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly from Molluca islands until Sulawesi and Philippines.
- Citrus sp.
The first description of this butterfly was in 1758 by Linnaeus. There are four subspecies.
- Papilio deiphobus deiphontes [C. & R. Felder, 1864]
- Papilio deiphobus deipylus [C. & R. Felder, 1864]
- Papilio deiphobus rumanzovia [Eschscholtz, 1821]
- Papilio deiphobus tarawakana [Page & Treadaway, 1993]
The subspecien Papilio deiphobus rumanzovia is led partly still than independent species (Papilio rumanzovia (Scarlet Mormon)).
Here you can see the subspecies Papilio deiphobus deiphontes (male left / female right).
Here you can see some macro photos of Papilio deiphobus rumanzovia.
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 deiphobus Linnaeus 1758
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: DEIPHOBUS