Atrophaneura aidoneus (Lesser Batwing)

Atrophaneura aidoneus, also called Lesser Batwing is a butterfly from Australasia / Indomalaya ecozone (Australia). The first description was in 1845 by Doubleday. The wingspan is about 9 – 12 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. Atrophaneura aidoneus is black. The body has a red haircoat. The females are dark-brown or black. The veins are bordered by white or yellow colour.



Photos for easy identification

Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer
Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer
Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer
Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer

Here you can see some photos of Atrophaneura aidoneus (Lesser Batwing) (male above / female below). Atrophaneura aidoneus is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE from Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia).


Description

The fore wings are black. The veins partly bordered by brown colour.
The underside of Atrophaneura aidoneus is very similar to the upside.

The hind wings of Atrophaneura aidoneus are black. The edge is a little bit wavy. Next to the body there is a brown area.
The underside is black.

The body (abdomen) is black. Head and thorax are black. Some parts of the underside of thorax and abdomen are red. 

Sex differences: The female covers the upper range of the wing-span. The basic colour of the female is dark-brown or black. The veins are bordered by white colour. The underside is a copy from upside.


Distribution

Atrophaneura aidoneus is a butterfly from the Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly from Nepal until the South of China.


This world map shows the ecozones in which this butterfly is distributed.

Larval food

Aristolochiae


General information

The first description of this butterfly was in 1845  by Doubleday. There are no subspecies.


Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

Atrophaneura varuna White 1842 (Common Batwing)


Scientific name

Atrophaneura aidoneus Doubleday 1845  


Other names

 Lesser Batwing


Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

AUSTRALASIA / INDOMALAYA (Australia)

 

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