Papilio syfanius is a butterfly from the . The first description was in 1890 by Oberthür. The wingspan is about 9 – 11 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. Papilio syfanius is dark-brown. It has a large white area on its hind wings. Furthermore the hind wings have broad tails.
Photos for easy identification
Here you can see some photos of Papilio syfanius (male above / female below). Papilio syfanius is a member of the
The fore wings are dark-brown. The outer half of the wing contains black veins or stripes. Males have a hairy area on the wings.
The underside of Papilio syfaniusis is brown or dark-brown. The veins are black.
The hind wings of Papilio syfanius are dark-brown and they have broad tails. The edge is ridged. The wing is spotted by green scales. There is a large white area on the wing. At the edge there is a chain of red spots. At the inner edge there is a red eye.
The underside is a copy from upside, but it is spotted by white scales.
The body is black.
Sex differences: Females have no hairy areas on their fore wings.
Papilio syfanius is a butterfly from the Palaearctic (Asia) ecozone. You can meet this butterfly in China.
The first description of this butterfly was in 1890 by Oberthür. There are two subspecies.
- Papilio syfanius albosyfanius [Shimogori & Fujioka, 1997]
- Papilio syfanius kongaensis [Yoshino, 1997]
Protection provisions / Red List
- CITES: (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora):
-no entry- (Stand: 22.05.2009)
- EU regulation on trading with species of wild Fauna and Flora:
-no entry- (Stand: 07.07.2009)
- IUCN Red List of threatened species:
-no entry- (Stand: 2009)
Similar and closely-related species
Papilio syfanius Oberthür 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: SYFANIUS