Meandrusa gyas (Brown Gorgon)

Meandrusa gyas, also called Brown Gorgon is a butterfly from Australasia / Indomalaya ecozone (Australia). The first description was in 1841 by Westwood. The wingspan is about 8 - 11 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of Meandrusa gyas is brown.



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 Meandrusa gyas (Brown Gorgon). Graphium gyas is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE from Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia).


Description

The fore wings are brown. At the outer edge there is a chain of little, yellow spots.
The underside of Meandrusa gyas is brown. Next to the body there is a dark-brown area. At the front edge there is a dark-brown spot.

The hind wings of Meandrusa gyas are brown and they have tails. The edge is wavy. At the outer edge there is a chain of little, yellow spots. At the inner edge there is a blue spot.  
The underside is brown. Next to the body and in the middle of the wing there are dark-brown areas. 

The body (abdomen) is brown. The thorax and the head are also brown. The underside of all parts is yellowish.

Sex differences: The female is significant-larger than the male. A broad, white band dominates the wings.


Distribution

Meandrusa gyas is a butterfly from the Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly in Burma.

Diese Weltkarte zeigt die zoogeographischen Zonen, in denen die jeweilige Spezies beheimatet ist.

Larval food

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General information

The first description of this butterfly was in 1841 by Westwood. There are no subspecies.


Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

Meandrusa payeni Boisduval 1836

Meandrusa sciron Leech 1890


Scientific name

Meandrusa gyas Westwood 1841


Other names

Brown Gorgon


Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

To family tree (Genus: MEANDRUSA)...    


Ecozone

AUSTRALASIA / INDOMALAYA (Australia)

 

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