Atrophaneura coon (Common Clubtail)

Atrophaneura coon, also called Common Clubtail is a butterfly from Australasia / Indomalaya ecozone (Australia). The first description was in 1793 by Fabricius. The wingspan is about 11 – 12 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. Atrophaneura coon is dark-brown or black. It has yellow and white spots. The underside of the body has yellow hairs.



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 coon (Common Clubtail) (male above / female below). Atrophaneura coon is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE from Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia).


Description

The fore wings are narrow and black. In the middle of the wing there is a white area with black stripes and veins.
The underside of Atrophaneura coon is very similar to the upside. The basic colour is dark-brown.

The hind wings of Atrophaneura coon are black and they have thin tails. The edge is wavy. At the edge there are two yellow spots and four white spots. Next to the body there are some white spots.
The underside is very similar to the upside.

The body (abdomen) is black and yellow. The thorax is black. The head is yellow. The underside of the head, thorax and abdomen has yellow hairs. 

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Distribution

Atrophaneura coon (Common Clubtail) is a butterfly from the Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly from Myanmar until Indonesia.


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

Larval food

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General information

The first description of this butterfly was in 1793 by Fabricius. There are seven subspecies.

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 the subspecies Atrophaneura coon cacharensis (male above / female below).

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 the subspecies Atrophaneura coon doubledayi (male above / female below).


Macro photos

Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer; macro photograph of Atrophaneura coon f (upside)
Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer; macro photograph of Atrophaneura coon f (underside)

Here you can see some macro photos of Atrophaneura coon.


Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

Atrophaneura rhodifer Butler 1876 


Scientific name

Atrophaneura coon Fabricius 1793
((In some publications also Pachliopta coon)


Other names

Common Clubtail


Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

AUSTRALASIA / INDOMALAYA (Australia)

 

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