Atrophaneura zaleucus

Atrophaneura zaleucus is a butterfly from Australasia / Indomalaya ecozone (Australia). The first description was in 1865 by Hewitson. The wingspan is about 10 – 11 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. Atrophaneura zaleucus is black. The body has a red hair coat. There are three white spots on the hind wings.



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 zaleucus (male). Atrophaneura zaleucus 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 zaleucus is very similar to the upside.

The hind wings of Atrophaneura zaleucus are black. The edge is a little bit wavy. Next to the body there is a brown area. In the back part of the wing there are three white spots.
The underside is black. In the back part of the wing there is a white area.

The body (abdomen) is black. Head and thorax are black. Some parts of the underside of head, thorax and abdomen are red. 

Sex differences: ---


Distribution

Atrophaneura zaleucus 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 1865 by Hewitson. There are no subspecies.


Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

Atrophaneura aidoneus Doubleday 1845 (Lesser Batwing)

Atrophaneura varuna White 1842 (Common Batwing)


Scientific name

Atrophaneura zaleucus Hewitson 1865  


Other names

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Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

AUSTRALASIA / INDOMALAYA (Australia)

 

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