Pharmacophagus antenor (Antenor)
Photos for easy identification
The forewings are black. There are 19 isolated, whitish spots on wing.
The underside is a copy of upside.
The hind wings are black and have long tails. The margin is ridged. At the margin there is a chain of big red spots. Nearby the body there is a big white and oval spot. There is a chain of little white spots around the big oval spot.
The underside is a copy from upside, but in the middle of wing there is a big whitish area.
The body is black, red and whitish.
Sex differences: The female has no red, but orange spots.
Here you can see some macro photographs of PPharmacophagus apilio antenor.
- Aristolochia acuminata
- Quisqualis indica
The first description of this butterfly was in 1773 by Drury. There are no subspecies.
Pharmacophagus antenor is an endemic species of Madagascar. In past this species was named Papilio antenor.
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/)
Similar and closely-related species
Pharmacophagus antenor Drury 1773
Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree
- Kingdom: ANIMALIA
- Phylum: ARTHROPODA
- Class: INSECTA
- Order: LEPIDOPTERA
- Suborder: DITRYSIA
- Superfamily: PAPILIONOIDEA
- Family: PAPILIONIDAE
- Subfamily: PAPILIONINAE
- Tribe: TROIDINI
- Genus: PHRMACOPHAGUS
- Specific name: ANTENOR