Papilio fuelleborni is a butterfly from . The first description was in 1900 by Karsch. The wingspan is about 7 – 8 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of Papilio fuelleborni is dark-brown or black. White areas and spots dominate the wings.
Photos for easy identification
The fore wings are dark-brown or black. In the middle of the wing there is a chain of little, white spots.
The underside of Papilio fuelleborni is very similar to the upside. But, the basic colour is brown.
The hind wings of Papilio fuelleborni are dark-brown or black. The edge is wavy. A very big, white area dominates the wing. At the outer edge there is a chain of tiny, white spots.
The underside is brown. Next to the body there is a red-brown area with black spots and stripes. In the middle of the wing there is a white area with black veins and stripes. At the outer edge there is a chain of little, white spots.
The body (abdomen) is black. The thorax and the head are black. The underside of all parts is brown.
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Papilio fuelleborni is a butterfly from the Afrotropic (Africa) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly from Malawi until Tanzania.
The first description of this butterfly was in 1900 by Karsch. There is only one subspecies.
- Papilio fuelleborni rydoni [Kielland, 1987]
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/)
Similar and closely-related species
Papilio fuelleborni Karsch 1900
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: FUELLEBORNI