Papilio deiphobus

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Papilio deiphobus
Papilio deiphobus Linnaeus, 1758.JPG
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Papilionidae
Genus: Papilio
Species: P. deiphobus
Binomial name
Papilio deiphobus
Linnaeus, 1758
  • Papilio alcandor Cramer, [1776]
  • Papilio aristartus Fruhstorfer, 1916
  • Papilio efbensis Talbot, 1932
  • Menelaides deiphobus
  • Papilio deiphontes C. & R. Felder, 1864
  • Papilio deipylus C. & R. Felder, 1864

Papilio deiphobus[1] is a species of swallowtail butterfly in the Papilioninae subfamily. It is found from the Mollucas to Sulawesi in Indonesia.

The wingspan is 130–160 millimetres (5.1–6.3 in).

The larvae feed on Citrus species.


  • Papilio deiphobus deiphobus (Serang, Ambon, Buru, Obi)
  • Papilio deiphobus deiphontes C. & R. Felder, 1864 (Sumatra, Morotai, Ternate, Halmahera, Bachan)
  • Papilio deiphobus deipylus C. & R. Felder, 1864 (Weigeu)
  • Papilio deiphobus tarawakana Page & Treadaway, 1993 (Tawitawi)

Now considered a separate species:

  • Papilio rumanzovia Eschscholtz, 1821 – scarlet Mormon (formerly Papilio deiphobus rumanzovia)


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