Photos for easy identification
The forewings are dark brown. At the outer edge there is a chain of little, white spots.
The underside of Papilio oxynius is very similar to the upside.
The hind wings of Papilio oxynius are dark brown and they have tails. The edge is wavy. At the outer edge there is a chain of little, white spots and a chain of red spots.
The underside is very similar to the upside. But, there is an additional chain of white spots. The red spots are bigger.
The body (abdomen) is dark brown. The thorax is dark brown. The head is dark brown and has red spots. The underside of all parts is dark brown. The underside of the thorax has red spots.
Sex differences: ---
Papilio oxynius is a butterfly from the Neotropic ecozone (South America). You can observe this butterfly on Cuba.
- Zanthoxylum martinicense
The first description of this butterfly was in 1827 by Geyer. 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 oxynius Geyer 1827
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: OXYNIUS