Papilio noblei is a
Photos for easy identification
Here you can see some photos of Papilio noblei. Papilio noblei is a member of the
The fore wings are dark-brown or black. At the back edge there is a small, yellow spot.
The underside of Papilio noblei is very similar to the upside. The basic colour is dark-brown. At the wing leading edge there are some yellow stripes.
The hind wings of Papilio noblei are dark-brown or black. They have tails. The edge is wavy. The wing is dominated by a broad, yellow area. At the inner edge there is a red eye-spot.
The underside is dark-brown. The wing is dominated by a broad, yellow area. Some veins are yellow. Next to the body the wing is spotted by yellow scales. At the outer edge there is a chain of orange spots.
The body is black, but the underside is dark-brown.
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Papilio noblei is a butterfly from the Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly in Myanmar, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam.
The first description of this butterfly was in 1889 by Nicéville. There is only one subspecies.
- Papilio noblei hoa [Gabriel, 1945]
Here you can see some macro photos of Papilio noblei.
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 noblei de Nicéville 1889
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: NOBLEI