Atrophaneura polla (De Niceville's Windmill)
Atrophaneura polla, also called De Niceville's Windmill is a . The first description was in 1897 by Nicéville. The wingspan is about 12 – 13 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. Atrophaneura polla is dark-brown or black. It has red spots and a white area. The underside of the body has red hairs.
The fore wings are black. The veins partly bordered by brown colour.The underside of Atrophaneura polla is very similar to the upside. The basic colour is dark-brown.The veins are black.
The hind wings of Atrophaneura polla are dark-brown or black and they have tails. The tail has a red spot. The edge is wavy. 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. The basic colour is brown.
The body (abdomen) is black. The thorax is black. The head is red. The underside of the head, thorax and abdomen has red hairs.
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Atrophaneura polla is a butterfly from the Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly in Myanmar.
The first description of this butterfly was in 1897 by Nicéville. There are no subspecies.
Here you can see some macro photos of Atrophaneura polla.
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 polla de Nicéville 1897
De Niceville's Windmill
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: POLLA