Papilio antonio

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Papilio antonio
Illustrations of new species of exotic butterflies Papilio XIV.jpg
Hewitson's original figure in Illustrations of new species of exotic butterflies
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Papilionidae
Genus: Papilio
Species: P. antonio
Binomial name
Papilio antonio
Hewitson, 1875

Papilio antonio is a butterfly of the family Papilionidae. It is endemic to the Philippines.

The wingspan is 90–110 mm.

Subspecies[edit]

There are two recognised subspecies:

  • Papilio antonio antonio (Basilan, Leyte and Mindanao)
  • Papilio antonio negrosiana Schröder & Treadaway (Southern Negros)

Taxonomy[edit]

Papilio antonio is a member of the noblei species-group; closely related to the demolion species group. The members of this clade are

Further reading[edit]

  • Collins, N. Mark; Morris, Michael G. (1985). Threatened Swallowtail Butterflies of the World: The IUCN Red Data Book. Gland & Cambridge: IUCN. ISBN 978-2-88032-603-6 – via Biodiversity Heritage Library.
  • William C. Hewitson: Illustrations of new species of exotic butterflies, selected chiefly from the Collections of W. Wilson Saunders and William C. Hewitson. Bd.1, London, John Van Voorst, 1866 PDF (10 MB)
  • 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