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Papilio bianor     Cramer, [1777]

July 31 - August 1, 1999 - Tokyo - Tokyo - Japan      © Frédéric Vivien

Papilio bianor
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The identification of the butterfly photographed here may seem to be a joke. As it was the only photo I took of a butterfly in Japan I did my best to put a name on it. I took a list of the few Papilionidae living in Japan and I checked all species one by one. I believe this photograph is of a Papilio bianor because of the few blue scales, of the red spots, and because most of the hindwings are black.

Rhopalocera

Papilionidae
  Papilioninae
    Graphium ridleyanus
    Graphium agamemnon
    Graphium sarpedon
    Iphiclides feisthamelii
    Iphiclides podalirius
    Chilasa clytia
    Papilio bianor
    Papilio paris
    Papilio antimachus
    Papilio zalmoxis
    Papilio polytes
    Papilio machaon
    Papilio polyxenes
    Papilio demodocus demodocus
    Papilio demoleus
    Papilio glaucus
    Papilio troilus
    Papilio xuthus
  Parnassiinae
Pieridae
Lycaenidae
Riodinidae
Nymphalidae
Hesperiidae

Heterocera

Cossidae
Drepanidae
Geometridae
Brahmaeidae
Sphingidae
Noctuidae
Arctiidae
Heterocera sp.