Meandrusa sciron

Meandrusa sciron is a butterfly from Australasia / Indomalaya ecozone (Australia). The first description was in 1890 by Leech. The wingspan is about 9 - 11 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of Meandrusa sciron 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 sciron aribbas. Graphium sciron is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE from Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia).


Description

The fore wings are brown. At the outer edge and in the middle of the wing there are chains of little, yellow spots.
The underside of Meandrusa sciron 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 sciron are brown and they have tails. The edge is wavy. At the outer edge and in the middle of the wing there are chains 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. All yellow marks are larger than the same marks of the male.


Distribution

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

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 1890 by Leech. There are three subspecies.

Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

Meandrus gyas Westwood 1841

Meandrusa payeni Boisduval 1836


Scientific name

Meandrusa sciron Leech 1890


Other names

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Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

AUSTRALASIA / INDOMALAYA (Australia)

 

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