Atrophaneura rhodifer

Atrophaneura rhodifer is a butterfly from Australasia / Indomalaya ecozone (Australia). The first description was in 1876 by Butler. The wingspan is about 10 – 11 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. Atrophaneura rhodifer is dark-brown or black. It has red and white spots. The underside of the body has red hairs.


Photos for easy identification

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

Here you can see some photos of Atrophaneura rhodifer (male above / female below). Atrophaneura rhodifer is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE from Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia).


Description

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. 

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Distribution

Atrophaneura rhodifer is a butterfly from the Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly in Andaman island.


This world map shows the ecozones in which this butterfly is distributed.

Larval food

General information

The first description of this butterfly was in 1876 by Butler. There are no subspecies.


Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

Atrophaneura coon Fabricius 1793 (Common Clubtail) 


Scientific name

Atrophaneura rhodifer Butler 1876
(in some publications also Pachliopta rhodifer)


Other names

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Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

AUSTRALASIA / INDOMALAYA (Australia)

 

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