Papilio phorbanta (Papillon La Pature)
Photos for easy identification
The fore wings are black. A blue band dominates the wing. At the wing tip there are two blue spots.
The underside is brown.
The hind wings are black and they have short tails. The edge is wavy. At the outer edge there is a chain of little, blue spots. A large blue area dominates the wing.
The underside is brown. A chain of little, yellow spots dominates the wing.
The body (abdomen) is black. The thorax and the head are black. The underside of all parts is brown.
Sex differences: The female is brown. At the outer edge of the hindwings there is a chain of white spots.
The first description of this butterfly was in 1771 by Linnaeus. There is only one subspecies.
- Papilio phorbanta nana [Oberthür, 1879]
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 phorbanta Linnaeus 1771
Papillon La Pature
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: PHORBANTA