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Papilio nephelus Boisduval, 1836

Самец  Papilio nephelus


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

Species name(s)

Papilio (Princeps) nephelus Boisduval, 1836 = Menelaides nephelus = Papilio uranus Weymer 1885 = Papilio nubilus Staudinger 1895 = Papilio chaon rileyi Fruhstorfer , 1913 = Papilio chaon dispensator Fruhstorfer, 1908 = Papilio chaon duketius Fruhstorfer, 1908 = Papilio chaon chaonidis Niepelt, 1914 = Papilio chaon ducenarius Fruhstorfer, 1908 = Papilio chaon leucantha Fruhstorfer, 1908 = Papilio chaon chaonulus Fruhstorfer, 1902 = Papilio chaon durius Fruhstorfer, 1908. [9, 85, 187]

Yellow Helen.



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Zoogeographical regions


Имаго  Papilio nephelus

Detailed information with references

Imago Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • wingspan 100-125 mm. Another black and white Helen, UpH bears a creamy-white discal patch of four or five spot in spaces 3 or 4 to 7. Subsp. chaon UpF lacks of white markings while annulus with pale subapical markings and sunatus usually with an oblique white subapical band, UpH spot in space 3 usually absent in chaon, rather small in annulus and large in sunatus. [144].

Larva food plants / other food objects

  • Citrus spp. , Clausena harmandiana, Glycosmis pentaphylla, Toddalia asiatica, Zanthoxylum limonella. [144].

Subspecies of Papilio nephelus


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16.01.2011 16:39, Dmitriy Pozhogin

nephelus Java
sunatus Corbet, 1940 Peninsular Malaya
annulus Pendlebury, 1936 Peninsular Malaya
chaon Westwood, 1844 Orissa, Nepal - Assam, N.Burma
ducenarius Fruhstorfer, 1908 S.Burma
chaonulus Fruhstorfer S.China, Haina, Taiwan
albolineatus Forbes Sumatra, Borneo
siporanus Hagan Menawai Is
tellonus Fruhstorfer Batu Is.
uranus Weymer Nias
rileyi Fruhstorfer, 1913

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