Atrophaneura horishana

Atrophaneura horishana is a butterfly from Australasia / Indomalaya ecozone (Australia). The first description was in 1910 by Matsumura. The wingspan is about 11 – 13 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. Atrophaneura horishana is black. The body has red hairs. On the underside of the hind wings there is  large red area. The females are dark-brown or black. The veins are bordered by white 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 horishana (Lesser Batwing) (male above / female below). Atrophaneura horishana 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 horishana is very similar to the upside.

The hind wings of Atrophaneura horishana are black. The edge is a little bit wavy. Next to the body there is a light-brown area.
The underside is black. A large red area dominates the wing. This red area contains two chains of black spots.

The body (abdomen) is black. The thorax is black. The head and 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. The veins are black. The hind wings have a salmon area.


Distribution

Atrophaneura horishana is a butterfly from the Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly in Taiwan.



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 1910 by Matsumura. There are no subspecies.


Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

Atrophaneura semperi C. & R. Felder 1861


Scientific name

Atrophaneura horishana Matsumura 1910  
(Atrophaneura horishanus)


Other names

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Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

AUSTRALASIA / INDOMALAYA (Australia)

 

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