Papilio fuscus

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Canopus swallowtail
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Papilionidae
Genus: Papilio
Species: P. fuscus
Binomial name
Papilio fuscus
Goeze, 1779
Synonyms
  • Papilio canopus sumbanus Rothschild, 1896
  • Papilio capaneus f. yorkeanus Fruhstorfer, 1899
  • Papilio yorkiana Fruhstorfer, 1900
  • Papilio fuscus offakus Fruhstorfer, 1904
  • Papilio fuscus offakus Fruhstorfer, 1904
  • Papilio fuscus dayacus Rothschild, 1908
  • Papilio oitylus Fruhstorfer, 1916
  • Papilio pyrgoteles Fruhstorfer, 1916
  • Papilio fuscus f. lamponiides Strand, 1916
  • Papilio cinereomaculatus Goeze, 1779
  • Papilio severus Cramer, [1780]
  • Papilio castaneus Goeze, 1779
  • Papilio fuscus f. madanus Fruhstorfer, 1904
  • Papilio canopus Westwood, 1842
  • Papilio capaneus Westwood, 1843
  • Papilio vollenhovii C. & R. Felder, 1864
  • Papilio vollenhovii C. & R. Felder, 1865
  • Papilio pertinax Wallace, 1865
  • Papilio hypsicles Hewitson, 1868
  • Papilio indicatus Butler, 1876
  • Papilio cilix Godman & Salvin, 1879
  • Papilio beccarii Oberthür, 1879
  • Papilio beccarii Oberthür, 1880
  • Papilio thomsoni Butler, 1884
  • Papilio langeni Druce, 1888
  • Papilio xenophilus Mathew, 1886
  • Charus rotalita Swinhoe, 1893
  • Papilio septimius Staudinger, 1895
  • Papilio vollenhovii hypsiclides Rothschild, 1894
  • Papilio vollenhovii alorensis Rothschild, 1894
  • Papilio vollenhovii umbrosus Rothschild, 1894
  • Papilio hipponous lunifer Rothschild, 1894
  • Papilio canopus canopinus Rothschild, 1895
  • Papilio canopus tenimberensis Rothschild, 1896
  • Papilio canopus babberensis Fruhstorfer, 1903
  • Papilio xenophilus hasterti Ribbe, 1907

Papilio fuscus, the Canopus swallowtail, is a butterfly of the family Papilionidae, that is found on Timor, northern Australia, and New Guinea.

The wingspan is about 80 mm.

The larvae feed on Rutaceae species.

Subspecies[edit]

  • P. f. fuscus (Buru, Ambon, Serang)
  • P. f. alorensis Rothschild, 1894 (Alor)
  • P. f. beccarii Oberthür, 1880 (western Irian, north-western New Guinea)
  • P. f. canopinus Rothschild, 1895 (Romang, Leti Islands)
  • P. f. canopus Westwood, 1842 (north-western Australia, Northern Territory)
  • P. f. capaneus Westwood, 1843 (Cape York to northern New South Wales)
  • P. f. cilix Godman & Salvin, 1879 (New Hanover, New Ireland)
  • P. f. croton Fruhstorfer, 1904 (Damar)
  • P. f. hasterti Ribbe, 1907 (Bougainville, Choiseul)
  • P. f. hypsicles Hewitson, 1868 (New Hebrides)
  • P. f. hypsiclides Rothschild, 1894 (Wetar)
  • P. f. indicatus Butler, 1876 (southern New Guinea, Papua New Guinea, D'Entrecasteaux, Woodlark, Lousiades, Torres Straits Islands)
  • P. f. lamponius Fruhstorfer, 1904 (New Britain)
  • P. f. lapathus Fruhstorfer, 1904 (Morotai, Halmahera, Ternate, Bachan)
  • P. f. lunifer Rothschild, 1895 (Talaud, Sangie Islands)
  • P. f. metagenes Fruhstorfer, 1904 (Tukangbesi: Binongko)
  • P. f. minor Oberthür, 1879 (northern Sulawesi, Sangihe)
  • P. f. ombiranus Rothschild, 1898 (Obi)
  • P. f. pertinax Wallace, 1865 (Sulawesi, Tukangbesi, Salaya, Sula Islands)
  • P. f. porrothenus Jordan, 1909 (Tanadjampea, Kalao, south-western Sulawesi)
  • P. f. rotalita (Swinhoe, 1893) (Aru, Key)
  • P. f. talyabona Joicey & Talbot, 1932 (Sula)
  • P. f. tenimberensis Rothschild, 1896 (Tanimbar, Babar)
  • P. f. thomsoni Butler, 1884 (Kai Islands)
  • P. f. umbrosus Rothschild, 1894 (Sambawa)
  • P. f. vollenhovii C. & R. Felder, 1865 (Timor)
  • P. f. wasiensis Hanafusa, 1991 (Tukangbesi: Wangiwangi)
  • P. f. xenophilus Mathew, 1886 (Guadalcanal, Santa Isabel, New Georgia Group)

Taxonomy[edit]

Papilio fuscus is the nominate member of the fuscus species group. The members of this clade are:

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