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Papilio helenus Linnaeus, 1758

Имаго  Papilio helenus


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

Species name(s)

Papilio (Princeps) helenus Linnaeus, 1758 = Papilio aspadantus = Charus helenus = Menelaides helenus = Papilio helenus helenus = Papilio daksha Hampson 1888 = Papilio nicconicolens Butler 1881 = Papilio helenus semnus Fruhstorfer, 1908 = Papilio helenus aulus Fruhstorfer , 1908 = Papilio helenus fortunius Fruhstorfer, 1908 = Papilio helenus rufatus Rothschild, 1895 = Papilio helenus orosius Fruhstorfer, 1908 = Papilio helenus mooreanus Rothschild, 1895 = Papilio helenus palawanicus Staudinger, 1888 = Papilio helenus biseriatus Rothschild, 1895. [9, 85, 187, PC]

Red Helen.



This species marks on the maps: 1.

Zoogeographical regions


Primary colors

Red, Brown/Gray/Black, White.

Самец  Papilio helenus

Detailed information with references

Taxonomy, synonyms and combinations

  • Papilio aspadantus. [PC81].

Imago Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Papilio helenus helenus Linnaeus, 1758: wingspan 80-115 mm. This is the commonent black and white Helen. UpH has a creamy-white discal patch of three spots in spaces 5-7. [144].

Larva food plants / other food objects

  • Citrus spp., Clausena harmandiana, Glycosmic pentaphylla, Toddalia asiatica, Zanthoxylum limonella, Znthoxylum nitidum. [144].

Subspecies of Papilio helenus


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