Papilio phestus

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Papilio phestus
Papilio phestus parkinsoni Honrath, 1886 Fig.1 Papilio parkinsoni var. minor Honrath, 1886 Figs.2,2a
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Papilionidae
Genus: Papilio
Species: P. phestus
Binomial name
Papilio phestus
Guérin-Méneville, 1830
  • Papilio parkinsoni Honrath, 1886
  • Papilio parkinsoni var. minor Honrath, 1886
  • Papilio parkinsoni var. minusculus Ribbe, 1898

Papilio phestus is a species of swallowtail butterfly from the genus Papilio that is found on Solomon Islands, New Britain, New Ireland, New Hanover Island, and Admiralty Island.[1]

The larvae feed on Citrus species.


  • Papilio phestus phestus (New Ireland, New Hanover)
  • Papilio phestus parkinsoni Honrath, 1886 (New Britain)
  • Papilio phestus reductus Rothschild, 1915 (Admiralty Islands)
  • Papilio phestus minusculus Ribbe, 1898 (Solomon Islands to New Georgia Group)


This species is located in the Australasian ecozone.


Papilio phestus is a member of the polytes species-group. The clade members are

See also[edit]

East Melanesian Islands


  • Ebner, J.A. (1971). Some notes on the Papilionidae of Manus Island, New Guinea 1971 Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 1971 Volume 25 :73-80 [1] Figure. notes on reductus Rothschild, 1915

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