Atrophaneura dasarada (Great Windmill)
Atrophaneura dasarada, also called Great Windmill is a
Photos for easy identification
Here you can see some photos of Atrophaneura dasarada (Great Windmill) (male above / female below). Atrophaneura dasarada is a member of the
The fore wings are black. The veins partly bordered by brown colour.
The underside of Atrophaneura dasarada is very similar to the upside. The basic colour is dark-brown.
The hind wings of Atrophaneura dasarada are black and they have tails. The edge is wavy. At the edge there are two white spots and three red spots.
The underside is very similar to the upside. But there is a fourth red spot.
The body (abdomen) is black. Head and thorax are black. Some parts of the underside of head 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.
Atrophaneura dasarada is a butterfly from the Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly from India until the South of China and Laos.
The first description of this butterfly was in 1858 by Moore. There are four subspecies.
- Atrophaneura dasarada barata [Rothschild, 1895]
- Atrophaneura dasarada melanura [Rothschild, 1908]
- Atrophaneura dasarada ouvrardi [Oberthür, 1920]
- Atrophaneura dasarada ravana [Moore, 1857]
Here you can see some macro photos of Atrophaneura dasarada.
Protection provisions / Red List
- CITES: (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora):
-No entry- (as at 12.02.2008)
- EU regulation on trading with species of wild Fauna and Flora
-No entry- (as at 19.08.2005)
- IUCN Red List of threatened species:
-No entry- (as at 2008)
Similar and closely-related species
Atrophaneura dasarada Moore1858
Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree
- Kingdom: ANIMALIA
- Phylum: ARTHROPODA
- Class: INSECTA
- Order: LEPIDOPTERA
- Suborder: DITRYSIA
- Superfamily: PAPILIONOIDEA
- Family: PAPILIONIDAE
- Subfamily: PAPILIONINAE
- Tribe: TROIDINI
- Genus: ATROPHANEURA
- Specific name: DASARADA