Atrophaneura dixoni

Atrophaneura dixoni is a butterfly from Australasia / Indomalaya ecozone (Australia). The first description was in 1900 by Grose-Smith. The wingspan is about 13 – 15 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. Atrophaneura dixoni is black. The underside of the hind wings has  red spots. The females are dark-brown. The veins are bordered by white colour. The female has more red spots than the male.



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 dixoni (male above / female below). Atrophaneura dixoni 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 dixoni is very similar to the upside.

The hind wings of Atrophaneura dixoni are black. The edge is a little bit wavy. Next to the body there is a brown area.
The underside is black. A red band dominates the wing. At the edge there are three little red spots.

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 brown or dark-brown. The veins are bordered by white colour. The underside of the hind wings has a red band and a chain of red spots.


Distribution

Atrophaneura dixoni is a butterfly from the Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly in 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 1900  by Grose-Smith. There are no subspecies.


Macro photos

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

Here you can see some macro photos of Atrophaneura dixoni.


Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

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Scientific name

Atrophaneura dixoni Grose-Smith 1900  


Other names

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Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

AUSTRALASIA / INDOMALAYA (Australia)

 

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