Papilio diophantus is a
Photos for easy identification
Here you can see some photos of Papilio diophantus. Papilio diophantus is a member of the
The fore wings are black. The wing tip is dark-brown and the veins are black.
The underside of Papilio diophantus is nearly a copy of upside. The basic colour is dark-brown. At the wing leading edge the veins are yellow. At the outer edge there are many, yellow stripes.
The hind wings of Papilio diophantus are black and they have tails. The edge is wavy. The wing is dominated by a broad, yellow area.
The underside is dark-brown. The wing is dominated by a broad, yellow area. Next to the body there are two red stripes.
The body is black, but the underside is dark-brown.
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Papilio diophantus is a butterfly from the Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly in Indonesia.
The first description of this butterfly was in 1883 by Grose-Smith. There are no subspecies.
Here you can see some macro photos of Papilio diophantus.
Protection provisions / Red List
- CITES: (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora):
-no entry- (as at 12.02.2008)
- 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 2008)
Similar and closely-related species
Papilio diophantus Grose-Smith 1883
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: DIOPHANTUS