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Papilio clytia Linnaeus, 1758

Самец  Papilio clytia


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

Species name(s)

Papilio clytia Linnaeus, 1758 = Chilasa clytia = Papilio saturatior = Papilio janus = Papilio similis = Papilio papone = Papilio casyapa = Papilio dissimilis = lanata Fruhstorfer, 1907 = Papilio clytia clytia.

Common Mime


Zoogeographical regions


Имаго  Papilio clytia

Detailed information with references

Synonyms and combinations

  • Papilio janus; Papilio saturatior; Chilasa clytia; Papilio similis; Papilio papone; Papilio casyapa; Papilio dissimilis. [0]. Dmitriy Pozhogin.

Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Wingspan 75-95 mm. F variable species, they generally occur in two main groups of form, brown and black forms with white markings.
    There are 7 variable forms including:
    - F. clytia (Linnaeus, 1758), the typical form, is brown with marginal and submarginal white markings,
    - F. onpape (Moore, 1879), occurring in the Penincula Thailand and Malaisia, subapical markings of f. clytia are enlarged into streaks.
    - F. janus (Fruhstofer, 1908), the white markings of f. clytia replaced by similar black markings.
    - F. papone (Westwood, 1872), the white markings of FW are more or less obsolete, the HW bears postdiscal pale internervular streaks of variable extent and both wings are dark brown with an indigo gross of variable intensity.
    - F. panope (Linnaeus, 1758), is similar to papone, but HW lacking postdiscal streaks.
    - F. dissimilis (Linnaeus, 1758), the pale streaks, though of variable width, are more or less unsullied, whereas those with sullied streaks is known as f. dissimillima.
    - F. dissimillima Evans, 1923 [144]. Svetlana Shchavelina.

Larva food plants

  • Cinnamomum bejolghota, Cinnamomum verum, Cinnamomum camphora, Elaeocarpus sphaericus, Litsea glutinosa, Litsea monopetala. [144]. Svetlana Shchavelina.

Subspecies Papilio clytia


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Dmitriy Pozhogin, Igor Ivannikov.

Text data: Dmitriy Pozhogin, Svetlana Shchavelina.

Main characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.



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