Bhutanitis ludlowi Gabriel, 1942

Ludlow's Bhutan swallowtail, Bhutan glory butterfly, Ludlow's Bhutan glory, or Mystical Bhutan glory



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1934

Rediscovered in 2009

IUCN RedList status: Vulnerable



Bhutan & India


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Gabriel, A. G. (1942). A new species of Bhutanitis (Lep. Papilionidae). The Entomologist 75: 189.


Other references:

Collins, N. M. and Morris, M. G. (1985). Threatened Swallowtail Butterflies of the World. The IUCN Red Data Book. IUCN, Gland and Cambridge.

Gimenez Dixon, M. (1996). Bhutanitis ludlowi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. ( Downloaded on 04 December 2014.

Harada, M., Karma Wangdi, et al. (2012). Rediscovery of Ludlow’s Bhutan Glory, Bhutanitis ludlowi Gabriel (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae): morphology and biology. Butterflies 60: 4-15.


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