Photos for easy identification
The fore wings are black. A green band dominates the wing. At the wing-tip there are two green spots.
The underside is brown.
The hind wings are black and they have very short tails. The edge is wavy. At the outer edge there is a chain of little, green spots. A large, green area dominates the wing.
The underside is brown. A chain of little, yellow spots dominates the wing.
The body (abdomen) is brown. The thorax and the head are brown. The underside of all parts is brown.
Sex differences: ---
The first description of this butterfly was in 1798 by Fabricius. There are no subspecies.
Protection provisions / Red List
- CITES: (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora):
- EU regulation on trading with species of wild Fauna and Flora:
- IUCN Red List of threatened species:
Similar and closely-related species
Papilio manlius Fabricius 1798
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: MANLIUS