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Papilio iswara White, 1842

Самец  Papilio iswara


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

Species name(s)

Papilio (Princeps) iswara White, 1842 = Menelaides iswara = Papilio iswara iswara = Papilio araspes Felder & Felder, 1859. [9, 85, 187, PC]

Red Helen, The Great Helen.



This species marks on the maps: 1.

Zoogeographical regions


Имаго  Papilio iswara

Detailed information with references

Taxonomy, synonyms and combinations

  • Menelaides iswara. [PC81].

Imago Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Papilio iswara iswara White, 1842: wingspan 130-140 mm. This is the largest species of the black and white Helen, UpH with a creamy-white discal patch of four spots in spaces 4-7 and tornal area with two black-centered red spots in spaces 1b and 2. [144].

Larva food plants / other food objects

  • Maclurodendron porteri [144].

Subspecies of Papilio iswara


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