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Papilio paradoxa (Zinken, 1831)

Имаго  Papilio paradoxa


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

Species name(s)

Papilio paradoxa (Zinken, 1831) = Chilasa paradoxa = Papilio telearchus = Papilio danisepa = Papilio caunus = Papilio telesicles = Papilio butleri = Papilio penomimus = Zelima paradoxa Zinken, 1831 = Papilio zanoa Butler, 1869 = Papilio juda Butler, 1869 = Papilio caunus mendax Rothschild, 1895 = Papilio paradoxus. [9, 85, PC]

The Great Blue Mime.



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Zoogeographical regions


Имаго  Papilio paradoxa

Detailed information with references

Taxonomy, synonyms and combinations

  • Chilasa paradoxa; Papilio telearchus; Papilio danisepa; Papilio caunus; Papilio telesicles; Papilio butleri; Papilio penomimus. [PC81].

Imago Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Wingspan 70-90 mm. They are dark reddish brown with bluish gray and white markings. The f. danisepa and f. aegialus mimic Euploea radamanthus, f. haasei mimics female of Euploea mulciber. There are several forms including:
    - Male f. telearchus (Hewitson, 1852)
    - Male f. daniseppa (Butler, 1885)
    - Male f. aenigma (Wallace, 1865)
    - Male and female f. aegialus (Distant, 1883)
    - Female f. haasei (Rothschild, 1895) [144].

Subspecies of Papilio paradoxa


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Alex Dumchus.

Text data: Dmitriy Pozhogin, Svetlana Shchavelina.

The species characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.



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21.01.2015 18:18, Alex Dumchus

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