Pachliopta mariae

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Pachliopta mariae
Atrophaneura mariae.JPG
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Papilionidae
Genus: Pachliopta
Species: P. mariae
Binomial name
Pachliopta mariae
Page & Treadaway, 2003[1]
Synonyms
  • Papilio mariae Semper, 1878
  • Papilio mariae Rothschild, 1895
  • Pachlioptera mariae
  • Atrophaneura mariae (Semper, 1878)

Pachliopta mariae is a species of butterfly from the family Papilionidae (the swallowtails) that is found in the Philippines.

The wingspan is 100–110 mm. The wings are generally black with red spots and white markings.[2]

The larvae feed on Aristolochia species.

Subspecies[edit]

  • Pachliopta mariae mariae (Philippines: Bohol, Cebu, Leyte, Mindanao, Panaon, Samar)
  • Pachliopta mariae almae (Semper, 1891) (Philippines: Luzon, Polillo)
  • Pachliopta mariae camarines Schröder & Treadaway, 1978 (Philippines: Luzon)

References[edit]

  • Page M.G.P & Treadaway, C.G. 2003 Schmetterlinge der Erde, Butterflies of the World Part XVII (17), Papilionidae IX Papilionidae of the Philippine Islands. Edited by Erich Bauer and Thomas Frankenbach Keltern: Goecke & Evers; Canterbury: Hillside Books. ISBN 978-3-931374-45-7