Atrophaneura zaleucus is a
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: ---
Atrophaneura zaleucus is a butterfly from the Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly in Myanmar.
The first description of this butterfly was in 1865 by Hewitson. 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 zaleucus Hewitson 1865
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: ZALEUCUS