Papilio toboroi is a butterfly from . The first description was in 1907 by Ribbe. The wingspan is about 9 – 14 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of Papilio toboroi is dark-brown.
Photos for easy identification
The fore wings are brown. In the middle of the wing and at the outer edge there is a yellow band.
The underside of Papilio toboroi is dark-brown. At the outer edge there is a beige band
The hind wings of Papilio toboroi are brown. The edge is wavy. In the middle of the wing there is a yellow band. At the inner edge there is a yellow eye-spot.
The underside is brown and beige. At the outer edge there is a chain of yellow spots. At the inner edge there is a orange eye-spot.
The body (abdomen) is black. The thorax is black. The head is black.
Sex differences: None
Papilio toboroi is a butterfly from the Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly on Solomon islands.
The first description of this butterfly was in 1907 by Ribbe. There are no subspecies.
Macro - photos
Protection provisions / Red List
- CITES: (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora):
-No entry- (as at 22.05.2009)
- EU regulation on trading with species of wild Fauna and Flora
-No entry- (as at 07.07.2009)
- IUCN Red List of threatened species:
-Lower risk- (as at 2009)
Similar and closely-related species
Papilio toboroi Ribbe 1907
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: TOBOROI