Papilio gigon is a
Photos for easy identification
Here you can see some photos of Papilio gigon. Papilio gigon is a member of the
The fore wings are black. A chain of yellow spots dominates the wing. At the wing leading edge there are four fine yellow lines.
The underside of Papilio gigon is very similar to the upside. The basic colour is dark-brown. At the wing leading edge there are some thin, yellow stripes. There are some fine yellow lines at the wing.
The hind wings of Papilio gigon are black and they have tails. The edge is wavy. The wing is dominated by a yellow band. At the outer edge there is a chain of yellow spots. At the inner edge there is a eye-spot.
The underside is black. Next to the body the wing is spotted by yellow scales. Two yellow bands dominate the wing. Between these yellow bands there is a blue wavy line and some orange veins.
The body is black, but the underside is yellow.
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Papilio gigon is a butterfly from the Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly in the region Indonesia and Philippines.
- Euodia latifolia
- Euodia roxburghiana
- Glycosmis pentaphylla
The first description of this butterfly was in 1864 by C. & R. Felder. There are two subspecies.
- Papilio gigon mangolinus [Fruhstorfer]
- Papilio gigon neriotes [Rothschild]
Here you can see some macro photos of Papilio gigon.
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 gigon C. & R. Felder 1864
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: GIGON