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Papilio godeffroyi
File:Papiliogodeffroyi Semper,
Papilio godeffroyi in Seitz The Macrolepidoptera of the World
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Papilionidae
Genus: Papilio
Species: P. godeffroyi
Binomial name
Papilio godeffroyi
Semper, 1866

Godeffroy's Swallowtail, Papilio godeffroyi (in Samoan pepe ae) is a butterfly of the Papilionidae family.

Papilio godeffroyi is endemic to Samoa. The species was named to honour Johann Cesar VI. Godeffroy. It is ilustrated on a Samoa postage stamp of 2001, December 14. Papilio godeffroyi is now only found on the island of Tutuila where it is uncommon but widespread and restricted to undisturbed or near-undisturbed rainforest.This is only around 5% of its original range and the species has recently been submitted to the IUCN Red List as critically endangered. The larva feeds on talafalu Micromelum minutum (Rutaceae)


  • Hopkins, G. 1927. Butterflies of Samoa and some neighboring island-groups. Insects of Samoa. Part III. Fascicle 1. Bishop Museum Natural History, London. pp 1-64.


Up to date as of January 23, 2010
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Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Cladus: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Cladus: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Panorpida
Cladus: Amphiesmenoptera
Ordo: Lepidoptera
Subordo: Glossata
Infraordo: Heteroneura
Divisio: Ditrysia
Sectio: Cossina
Subsection: Bombycina
Superfamilia: Papilionoidea
Series: Papilioniformes
Familia: Papilionidae
Subfamilia: Papilioninae
Tribus: Papilionini
Genus: Papilio
Subgenus: Papilio (Menelaides)
Species: Papilio (Menelaides) godeffroyi


Papilio (Menelaides) godeffroyi Semper, 1866


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