Atrophaneura horishana is a
Photos for easy identification
Here you can see some photos of Atrophaneura horishana (Lesser Batwing) (male above / female below). Atrophaneura horishana is a member of the
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.
Atrophaneura horishana is a butterfly from the Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly in Taiwan.
- Aristolochia liukiuensis
- Aristolochia shimadai
The first description of this butterfly was in 1910 by Matsumura. There are no subspecies.
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 horishana Matsumura 1910
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: HORISHANA