Photos for easy identification
Here you can see some photos of Atrophaneura nox (male above / female below). Atrophaneura nox is a member of the
The fore wings are black.
The underside of Atrophaneura nox is very similar to the upside.
The hind wings of Atrophaneura nox are black. Next to the body there is a dark-brown area.
The underside is black.
The body (abdomen) is black. Head and thorax are black. Some parts of the underside of thorax have red hairs.
Sex differences: The female covers the upper range of the wing-span. The basic colour of the female is dark-brown. The veins are bordered by brown colour.
Atrophaneura nox is a butterfly from the Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly in Indonesia.
- Thottea corymbosa
The first description of this butterfly was in 1822 by Swainson. There are seven subspecies.
Here you can see the subspecies Atrophaneura nox erebus (male above / female below).
Here you can see the subspecies Atrophaneura nox noctis (male above / female below).
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 nox Swainson 1822
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: NOX