Meandrusa sciron is a butterfly from . 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
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.
The first description of this butterfly was in 1890 by Leech. There are three subspecies.
- Meandrusa sciron aribbas [Fruhstorfer, 1909]
- Meandrusa sciron nagamasai [Okano, 1986]
- Meandrusa sciron sukkiti [Nakano, 1995]
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:
Meandrusa sciron Leech 1890
Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree
- Kingdom: ANIMALIA
- Phylum: ARTHROPODA
- Class: INSECTA
- Order: LEPIDOPTERA
- Suborder: DITRYSIA
- Superfamily: PAPILIONOIDEA
- Family: PAPILIONIDAE
- Subfamilie: PAPILIONINAE
- Tribe: LEPTOCIRCINI
- Genus: MEANDRUSA
- Specific name: SCIRON