Papilio paris (Linnaeus, 1758)

 E. Java Hainan Is., China ssp tissaphernes
Nilgiri Hills, S India ssp tamilana Sezchuan China ssp chinensis (abnormally large)
Taiwan ssp hermosanus

    Quite common from India through Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and S China, the Malay peninsula, and W Indonesia (Java and Sumatra). Many subspecies have been described, from various mountains and islands in its range - often very hard to distinguish from one another. Ssp tamilana (S India), the largest of the paris subspecies, is protected in India.