Photos for easy identification
Here you can see some photos of Atrophaneura rhodifer (male above / female below). Atrophaneura rhodifer is a member of the
The fore wings are narrow and black. In the middle of the wing there is a white area with black stripes and veins.
The underside of Atrophaneura rhodifer is very similar to the upside. The basic colour is dark-brown.
The hind wings of Atrophaneura rhodifer are black and they have tails. The tails have a red spot. The edge is wavy. At the edge there are two red spots and three white spots. Next to the body there are some white spots.
The underside is very similar to the upside.
The body (abdomen) is black and red. The thorax is black. The head is red. The underside of the head, thorax and abdomen has red hairs.
Sex differences: ---
Atrophaneura rhodifer is a butterfly from the Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly in Andaman island.
- Thottea tomentosa
The first description of this butterfly was in 1876 by Butler. There are no subspecies.
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 coon Fabricius 1793 (Common Clubtail)
Atrophaneura rhodifer Butler 1876
(in some publications also Pachliopta rhodifer)
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: RHODIFER