Papilio neumoegeni is a butterfly from . The first description was in 1890 by Honrath. The wingspan is about 8 – 9 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of Papilio neumoegeni is black. Large green areas and spots dominate the wings.
Photos for easy identification
The fore wings are black. At the outer edge there is a chain of green spots. At the front edge there is a large green spot. In the middle of the wing there is a furry area.
The underside of Papilio neumoegeni is dark-brown.The outer edge is brown. Between these two areas there is a white band.
The hind wings of Papilio neumoegeni are black and they have tails. The edge is wavy. A large green area dominates the wing. At the outer edge there is a chain of green spots.
The underside is dark-brown.The outer edge is brown. In the middle of the wing there is a chain of black spots.
The body (abdomen) is brown. The head and the thorax are brown.
Sex differences: The female has no furry area on the fore wings. The basic colour of the female is brown.
The first description of this butterfly was in 1890 by Honrath. 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 neumoegeni Honrath 1890
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: NEUMOEGENI