Atrophaneura sycorax is a
Here you can see some photos of Atrophaneura sycorax egertoni (male above / female below). Atrophaneura sycorax is a member of the
The fore wings are black. The veins partly bordered by white colour.
The underside of Atrophaneura sycorax is very similar to the upside.
The hind wings of Atrophaneura sycorax are black. The edge is a little bit wavy. There is a broad, whitish band on the wing. This band contains some black spots. Next to the body there is a white area with red edge.
The underside is similar to the upside, but the white area is missing.
The body (abdomen) is yellow and black. Head and the underside of abdomen are yellow. The thorax is black.
Sex differences: The female covers the upper range of the wing-span. The basic colour of the female is dark-brown or black. The light parts of the wings are dominant.
Atrophaneura sycorax is a butterfly from the Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly from Myanmar until Indonesia.
- Aristolochia cathcartii
- Aristolochia coadunata
- Aristolochia singalangensis
The first description of this butterfly was in 1885 by Grose-Smith. There are two subspecies.
- Atrophaneura sycorax egertoni [Distant, 1886]
- Atrophaneura sycorax pariwononis [Tsukada & Nishiyama]
The design of the wings is similar to the design of Birdwing butterflies (genus: Troides).
Here you can see some macro photos of Atrophaneura sycorax.
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 sycorax Grose-Smith 1885
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: SYCORAX