Papilio weymeri

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Papilio weymeri
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Papilionidae
Genus: Papilio
Species: P. weymeri
Binomial name
Papilio weymeri
Niepelt, 1914

Papilio weymeri is a species of swallowtail butterfly in the Papilioninae subfamily that is endemic to Papua New Guinea where it is found on Los Negros and Manus Islands.[1]


The species' males are 70 millimetres (2.8 in) long and are black in colour while females are 75 millimetres (3.0 in) and are brownish-black coloured. Both sexes have cream fringe spots but only females have orange-red eyespot and dark coloured scales.[1]


Papilio weymeri is a member of the aegeus species group. The clade members are


  1. ^ a b Collins, N. Mark; Morris, Michael G. (1985). Threatened Swallowtail Butterflies of the World: The IUCN Red Data Book. Gland & Cambridge: IUCN. p. 335. ISBN 978-2-88032-603-6. 
  • Gimenez Dixon, M. 1996. Papilio weymeri. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 31 July 2007
  • 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] Discussion of synonymy with Papilio carteriti Oberthür, short description, note on behaviour.