Cressida cressida

Cressida cressida is a butterfly from Australasia / Indomalaya ecozone (Australia). The first description was in 1775 by Fabricius. The wingspan is about 8 – 11 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The male is black and white with red spots on hind wings.


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 Cressida cressida (male above / female below). Cressida cressida is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE from Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia).


General information

The first description of this butterfly was in 1775 by Fabricius. There are four subspecies.

Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer
Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer

Here you can see the subspecies Cressida cressida troilus (female).


Macro photos

Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer macro photograph of Cressida cressida m (upside)
Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer macro photograph of Cressida cressida m (underside)

Here you can see some macro photos of Cressida cressida.


Larval food

Aristolochiaceae:

  • Aristolochia acuminata
  • Aristolochia holtzei
  • Aristolochia linnemannii
  • Aristolochia pubera
  • Aristolochia thozetii


Distribution

Cressida cressida is a butterfly from the Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly from Australia until Papua Newguinea.

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

Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

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Scientific name

Cressida cressida Fabricius 1775


Other names

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Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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