Atrophaneura semperi

Atrophaneura semperi is a butterfly from Australasia / Indomalaya ecozone (Australia). The first description was in 1861 by C. & R. Felder. The wingspan is about 12 – 15 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. Atrophaneura semperi is black. The body has red hairs. On the underside of the hind wings there are some red spots. The females are dark-brown and they have on the upside of hindwings salmon spots.



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 semperi (male). Atrophaneura semperi is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE from Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia).


Description

The fore wings are black.
The underside of Atrophaneura semperi is very similar to the upside.

The hind wings of Atrophaneura semperi are black. The edge is a little bit wavy. Next to the body there is a big, light-brown area.
The underside is black. Some red spots dominate the wing.

The body (abdomen) is red. The thorax and the hed are red. The underside is red and black. 

Sex differences: The female covers the upper range of the wing-span. The basic colour of the female is brown. The veins are black. The hind wings have salmon spots on their upside.


Distribution

Atrophaneura semperi is a butterfly from the Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly in Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines.


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

Larval food

Aristolochiae


General information

The first description of this butterfly was in 1861 by C. & R. Felder. There are nine subspecies.

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 the subspecies Atrophaneura semperi supernotatus (male left/ female right).


Macro photos

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

Here you can see some macro photos of Atrophaneura semperi.


Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

Atrophaneura horishana Matsumura 1910


Scientific name

Atrophaneura semperi C. & R. Felder 1861 


Other names

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Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

AUSTRALASIA / INDOMALAYA (Australia)

 

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