Atrophaneura nevilli (Nevill´s Windmill)

Atrophaneura nevilli, also called Nevill´s Windmill is a butterfly from Australasia / Indomalaya ecozone (Australia). The first description was in 1882 by Wood-Mason. The wingspan is about 9 – 10 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. Atrophaneura nevilli is black. It has white and red spots. The underside of the body has red hairs. The females are dark-brown or black.




Photos

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 nevilli (Nevill´s Windmill) (male above / female below). Atrophaneura nevilli 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 nevilli is very similar to the upside. The basic colour is dark-brown.

The hind wings of Atrophaneura nevilli are black and they have tails. The edge is wavy. At the edge there are two white spots and four red spots.
The underside is very similar to the upside. 

The body (abdomen) is black. Head and thorax are black. The head and some parts of the underside of abdomen have red hairs. 

Sex differences: The female covers the upper range of the wing-span. The basic colour of the female is dark-brown or black.


Distribution

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


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 1882 by Wood-Mason. There are no subspecies.

Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer
Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer

Here you can see the aberration Atrophaneura nevilli ab luctus (male).


Macro photos

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

Here you can see some macro photos of Atrophaneura nevilli.


Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

Atrophaneura dasarada Moore 1858 (Great Windmill)

Atrophaneura polyeuctes Doubleday 1842 (Common Windmill)



Scientific name

Atrophaneura nevilli Wood-Mason 1882 


Other names

Nevill´s Windmill


Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

AUSTRALASIA / INDOMALAYA (Australia)

 

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