Papilio warscewiczi is a very bizarrely . The first description was in 1865 by Hopffer. With a wingspan of 10.0 – 11.0 cm Papilio warscewiczi is a big member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The butterfly is black with yellow and blue spots, but the underside is very bizarre. Hind wings have two short tails.
Photos for easy identification
The forewings are dark brown. There are two chains of yellow spots on wing.
The underside is black, but the pinion is dark brown. There is a grey band in the pinion. There are two chains of yellowish spots on wing.
The hind wings are dark brown and have two short tails. The margin is ridged. At the margin there are one chain of yellow spots, one chain of little bluish spots and one chain of diffuse yellow spots. In back there is a little yellow, blue and red eye.
The underside is dark brown. The margin is grey. In the middle of wing there is a grey band.
The body is black or dark brown.
Sex differences: None.
Here you can see some macro photographs of Papilio warscewiczi.
The first description of this butterfly was in 1865 by Hopffer. There are some subspecies.
- Papilio warscewiczi jelskii [Oberthür, 1881] Ecuador and the North of Peru
- Papilio warscewiczi mercedes [Rothschild & Jordan] Peru
- Papilio warscewiczi warscewiczii Bolivien
Protection provisions / Red List
- CITES: (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora):
-no entry- (as at 23.06.2005)
- EU regulation on trading with species of wild Fauna and Flora
-no entry- (as at 19.08.2005)
- IUCN Red List of threatened species:
-no entry- (as at 2004) (see: www.redlist.org/)
Papilio warscewiczi Hopffer 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: WARSCEWICZI