Atrophaneura latreillei (Rose Windmill)

Atrophaneura latreillei, also called Rose Windmill is a butterfly from Australasia / Indomalaya ecozone (Australia). The first description was in 1826 by Donovan. The wingspan is about 10 – 11 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. Atrophaneura latreillei is dark-brown or black. It has white and red spots. The underside of the body has red hairs. The females are dark-brown or black.



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 latreillei (Rose Windmill) (male above / female below). Atrophaneura latreillei 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 latreillei is very similar to the upside. The basic colour is dark-brown. The veins are black.

The hind wings of Atrophaneura latreillei are dark-brown or black and they have tails. The tail has a red spot. The edge is wavy. The veins are black. At the edge there is a chain of red spots. There is a white area on the wing.
The underside is very similar to the upside. But the basic colour is brown. 

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: None.


Distribution

Atrophaneura latreillei is a butterfly from the Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly from India until China and Myanmar.


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

Larval food

Aristolochiaceae:

General information

The first description of this butterfly was in 1826  by Donovan. There are two 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 latreillei genestieri (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 latreillei kabrua (male above / female below).


Macro photos

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

Here you can see some macro photos of Atrophaneura latreillei.


Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

Atrophaneura polla de Nicéville 1897 (De Niceville's Windmill)


Scientific name

Atrophaneura latreillei Donovan 1826  


Other names

 Rose Windmill


Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

AUSTRALASIA / INDOMALAYA (Australia)

 

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