Atrophaneura polla (De Niceville's Windmill)

Atrophaneura polla, also called De Niceville's Windmill is a butterfly from Australasia / Indomalaya ecozone (Australia). 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.



Photos

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

Here you can see some photos of Atrophaneura polla (De Niceville's Windmill) (male above / female below). Atrophaneura polla 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 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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Distribution

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


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 1897 by Nicéville. There are no subspecies.


Macro photos

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

Here you can see some macro photos of Atrophaneura polla.


Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

Atrophaneura latreillei Donovan 1826 (Rose Windmill) 


Scientific name

Atrophaneura polla de Nicéville 1897


Other names

 De Niceville's Windmill


Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

AUSTRALASIA / INDOMALAYA (Australia)

 

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