Papilio jordani (Jordan´s Swallowtail)
Papilio jordani, also called Jordan´s Swallowtail is a butterfly from . The first description was in 1906 by Fruhstorfer. The wingspan is about 13 – 15 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. Papilio jordani is black. A chain of white spots dominates the hind wing.
Photos for easy identification
The fore wings are black. At the outer edge there are some white spots.
The underside of Papilio jordani is very similar to the upside.
The hind wings of Papilio jordani are black. The edge is wavy. A chain of white spots dominates the wing.
The underside is very similar to the upside.
The body (abdomen) is black. The thorax is black. The head is black.
Sex differences: ---
Papilio jordani is a butterfly from the Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly in Indonesia.
The first description of this butterfly was in 1906 by Fruhstorfer. There are no subspecies.
Protection provisions / Red List
- CITES: (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora):
-no entry- (as at 22.05.2009)
- EU regulation on trading with species of wild Fauna and Flora
-no entry- (as at 07.07.2009)
- IUCN Red List of threatened species:
-Vulnerable- (as at 2009) (see: www. redlist.org/)
Similar and closely-related species
Papilio jordani Fruhstorfer 1906
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: JORDANI