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Papilio arcturus Westwood, 1842

Самец  Papilio arcturus


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

Species name(s)

Papilio (Achillides) arcturus Westwood, 1842 = Achillides arcturus = Princeps arcturus = Papilio (Achillides) arcturus = Papilio arcturus arcturus = Papilio arcturus privatus Röber, 1927 = Papilio arcturus arcturulus Fruhstorfer , 1901.

Blue Peacock.



This species marks on the maps: 1.

Zoogeographical regions

Indo-Malayan, Australian.

Самец  Papilio arcturus

Detailed information with references

Synonyms and combinations

  • Achillides arcturus. [0].

Imago Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Wingspan 95-110 mm. UpH is similar to P. paris but HW diascal patch is more blue, entered the cell, covering base of spaces 4, 5 and 6, extending to conjoin with submarginal spots in spaces 6 and 7, tornal spot red with a black spot in the centre and with two submarginal red spots in spaces 4 and 5. Male UpF lacks of androconial streaks. Female is larger and green postdiscal band is more prominent than in the male. [144].

Subspecies of Papilio arcturus


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