Papilio bachus

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Papilio bachus
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Papilionidae
Genus: Papilio
Species: P. bachus
Binomial name
Papilio bachus
C. & R. Felder, 1865
  • Papilio oberthuri Apolinar, 1916
  • Pyrrhosticta bachus

Papilio bachus is a butterfly of the family Papilionidae. It is found in South America, including Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia.

Some authors consider it to be a subspecies of Papilio zagreus.

The wingspan is 110–130 mm.


There are two recognised subspecies:

  • Papilio bachus belsazar Niepelt, 1908
  • Papilio bachus chrysomelus Rothschild & Jordan, 1906


  • Lewis, H. L., 1974 Butterflies of the World ISBN 0-245-52097-X Page 24, figure 13.

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