Papilio oenomaus is a butterfly from . The first description was in 1819 by Godart. The wingspan is about 12 – 13 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. Papilio oenomaus is black and it has red spots. A yellow band dominates the fore wing.
Photos for easy identification
The fore wings are black. A yellow band dominates the wing.
The underside of Papilio oenomaus is very similar to the upside. But, the basic colour is dark-brown. Next to the body there is a red spot.
The hind wings of Papilio oenomaus are black and they have tails. The edge is wavy.
The underside is black. Next to the body there are three red spots. At the edge there is a chain of red spots.
The body (abdomen) is black. The thorax is black. The head is black.
Sex differences: The fore wings of the female are light-brown and they have black veins. There are red spots at the upside of the hind wings.
Papilio oenomaus is a butterfly from the Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly on Timor and some islands of Indonesia.
The first description of this butterfly was in 1819 by Godart. There is only one subspecies.
- Papilio oenomaus subfasciatus [Rothschild, 1895]
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 oenomaus Godart 1819
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: OENOMAUS