Papilio elwesi is a butterfly from . The first description was in 1889 by Leech. The wingspan is about 13 – 14 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of Papilio elwesi is gray or black. There are red spots on the hind wings.
Papilio elwesi is from Palaearctic (Asia) and Australasia & Indomalaya (Australia), but its biggest distribution is in Australasia / Indomalaya ecozone (Australia).