Subspecies in India
No subspecies are listed under this species, although several synonyms exist.
This species belongs to the subgenus Araminta of Papilio, including its sole Indian relative Papilio liomedon – Malabar Banded Swallowtail, and other Banded Swallowtails in Myanmar, Indo-China and SE Asia: Papilio antonio Hewitson, 1875, Papilio demolion Cramer, , and Papilio gigon C. & R. Felder,  (Joshi and Kunte, 2022).
The English name of this species is coined after the small tooth-like creamy white mark on its forewing, which distinguishes it from its relatives.
Conservation and Special status
This species is not legally protected in India under any schedules of WildLife (Protection) Act, 1972.
Photo Gallery and Species Biology
This species is historically known from Myanmar and Indo-China. It has only since 2020 beginning to appear in Namdapha National Park, Arunachal Pradesh, with several sightings reported by now. It is thus a recent addition to the butterfly fauna of Arunachal Pradesh and India.
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Joshi, J., and K. Kunte. 2022. Polytypy and systematics: diversification of Papilio swallowtail butterflies in the biogeographically complex Indo-Australian Region. bioRxiv, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1101/2022.03.23.485569.
Kasambe, R., and K. Kunte. 2023. Papilio noblei de Nicéville,  – Tooth Swallowtail. In Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 4.12. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/Papilio-noblei, accessed 2023/06/02.