Baronia brevicornis (Short-horned Baronia)
Baronia brevicornis, also called Short-horned Baronia is a . The first description was in 1893 by Salvin. The wingspan is about 5 – 6 cm. Baronia brevicornis is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of this butterfly is brown or darkbrown. Some yellow spots dominate the wings. The hind wings have no tails.
Photos for easy identification
The forewings are brown or darkbrown. Some yellow spots dominate the wing.
The underside of Baronia brevicornis is very similar to the upside.
The hind wings of Baronia brevicornis are brown or darkbrown and they have no tails. Next to the body there is a yellow area. Some yellow spots dominate the wing.
The underside is very similar to the upside. But, the spots and areas are whitish.
The body (abdomen) is black. The thorax is black. The head is black. The underside of all parts is black. The underside of the abdomen has yellow stripes.
Sex differences: All spots and areas of the female are larger and predominantly orange.
- Acacia cochliacantha
The first description of this butterfly was in 1893 by Salvin. There is only one subspecies.
- Baronia brevicornis rufodiscalis [Maza & White, 1987]
This species is a living fossil and a archetype of a member of Papilionidae. This butterfly is characterized by a high degree of variability in appearance.
Here you can see another females of Barona brevicornis.
Protection provisions / Red List
- CITES: (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora):
- EU regulation on trading with species of wild Fauna and Flora
- IUCN Red List of threatened species:
Similar and closely-related species
Baronia brevicornis Salvin 1893
Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree
- Kingdom: ANIMALIA
- Phylum: ARTHROPODA
- Class: INSECTA
- Order: LEPIDOPTERA
- Suborder: DITRYSIA
- Superfamily: PAPILIONOIDEA
- Family: PAPILIONIDAE
- Subfamily: BARONIINAE
- Tribe: BARONIINI
- Genus: BARONIA
- Specific name: BREVICORNIS