Papilio dravidarum (Malabar Raven)
Papilio dravidarum, also called Malabar Raven is a butterfly from . The first description was in 1880 by Wood-Mason. The wingspan is about 9 – 10 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. Papilio dravidarum is black. It has one chain of yellowish spots on the fore wings and two chains of yellowish spots on the hind wings.
Photos for easy identification
The fore wings are black. At the outer edge there is a chain of yellowish spots.
The underside of Papilio dravidarum is very similar to the upside. But, the basic colour is dark-brown.
The hind wings of Papilio dravidarum are black. The edge is wavy. At the outer edge there are two chains of yellowish spots.
The underside is very similar to the upside. But, the basic colour is dark-brown.
The body (abdomen) is black and it has white spots. The thorax is black. The head is black.
Sex differences: ---
Papilio dravidarum is a butterfly from the Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly in India.
- Glycosmis pentaphylla
The first description of this butterfly was in 1880 by Wood-Mason. There are no subspecies.
This species mimics the wing design from Euploea core.
Here you can see some macro photos of Papilio dravidarum.
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)
Papilio dravidarum Wood-Mason 1880
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: DRAVIDARUM