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Papilio protenor Cramer, [1775]

Самец  Papilio protenor


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

Species name(s)

Papilio (Princeps) protenor Cramer, [1775] = Papilio demetrius = Papilio carpenteri = Papilio sulpitius = Papilio euanthes = Menelaides protenor. [9, 85, PC]




Zoogeographical regions


Имаго  Papilio protenor

Detailed information with references

Taxonomy, synonyms and combinations

  • Papilio demetrius; Papilio carpenteri; Papilio sulpitius; Papilio euanthes. [PC81].

Imago Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Papilio protenor euprotenor Fruhstorfer, 1908: wingspan 100-115 mm. Male UP is black, with all veins darkened and a dark internervular streak between each pair, HW (hind - wing) with bluish dusting at distal half, a prominent white subcostal band and a red tornal spot with black in the centre. Female UP is dark brown, UpH lacks of a white subcostal band, tornal spot in space 2 with a black spot in the centre. [144].

Larva food plants / other food objects

  • Citrus aurantifolia, Zanthoxylum alatum, Zanthoxylum nitidum, Zanthoxylum limonella. [144].

Subspecies of Papilio protenor


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