Atrophaneura nevilli (Nevill´s Windmill)
Atrophaneura nevilli, also called Nevill´s Windmill is a butterfly from . 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.
Here you can see some photos of Atrophaneura nevilli (Nevill´s Windmill) (male above / female below). Atrophaneura nevilli is a member of the
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.
Atrophaneura nevilli is a butterfly from the Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly in China.
The first description of this butterfly was in 1882 by Wood-Mason. There are no subspecies.
Here you can see some macro photos of Atrophaneura nevilli.
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 nevilli Wood-Mason 1882
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: NEVILLI