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Papilio castor Westwood, 1842

Имаго  Papilio castor


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Papilionoidea family Papilionidae subfamily Papilioninae tribe Papilionini genus Papilio subgenus Princeps → species Papilio castor

Species name(s)

Papilio (Princeps) castor Westwood, 1842 = Papilio pollux = Papilio hamelus = Menelaides castor.


Zoogeographical regions


Имаго  Papilio castor

Detailed information with references

Synonyms and combinations

  • Papilio pollux; Papilio hamelus. [0]. Dmitriy Pozhogin.

Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Wingspan 75-85 mm. A tailess species, UP is dark brown to black with white markings, HW with a complete series of white submarginal and marginal spots or discal patch.

    Papilio cartor dioscurus Jordan, 1909: male UP is black, HW (hind - wing) margin strongly crenulated and toothed at vein 4 and with a white discal patch beyond the cell in spaces 4-7, UnF with a white spot at end cell, submarginal spots conspicu ous in spaces 1b, 2 and 3, UnH discal patch smaller than on the UP. [144]. Svetlana Shchavelina.
  • Papilio castor mehala Grose-Smith, 1886: male, black UpH has a longer postdiscal spots than in mahadeva, usually with a prominent series of ex ascentic submarginal white spots. Female is brown, FW with a large series of subapical white spots connecting to a series of smaller submarginal white spots; UpH the series of submatginal white spots obscure not prominent as in the male.

    Papilio castor mahadeva Moore, 1879: the moninate race of the genus, dark brown to black, UpH bears a white spot at end-cell bar. The crescentic submarginal white spots and the other series of large, elongate postdiscal white spots on UP are larger in female than in the male. Male has a few small white submarginal spots at tornus white that of the female continues to subapical area. [144]. Svetlana Shchavelina.

Subspecies Papilio castor


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Alex Dumchus.

Text data: Dmitriy Pozhogin, Svetlana Shchavelina.

Main characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.



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22.10.2013 8:20, Alex Dumchus

Dmitry asked the question - where is she?

21.10.2013 22:05, Peter Khramov

Alexander, it was about that comment?

21.10.2013 17:47, Alex Dumchus

P.castor formosanus, Taiwan, 2011

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