Papilio veiovis is a butterfly from . The first description was in 1865 by Hewitson. The wingspan is about 10 – 11 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of Papilio tydeus is yellowish. The veins are black.
Photos for easy identification
The fore wings are yellowish. The veins are black. The outer half of the wing is gray.
The underside of Papilio veiovis is very similar to the upside.
The hind wings of Papilio veiovis are yellowish . The edge is wavy. The veins are black. The outer half of the wing is gray and contains some yellow stripes. At the boundary between the inner part and the outer part of the wing there is a black band. At the inner edge there is a orange eye-spot.
The underside is very similar to the upside.
The body (abdomen) is yellow and it has black stripes. The thorax is black. The head is black.Both of them have yellow hairs.
Sex differences: None.
Papilio veiovis is a butterfly from the Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly on Sulawesi (Celebes).
The first description of this butterfly was in 1865 by Hewitson. There are no subspecies.
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:
-No entry- (as at 2009)
Similar and closely-related species
Papilio veiovis Hewitson 1865
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: VEIOVIS