Photos for easy identification
The fore wings are dark-brown. In the middle of the wing, there is a white band with black stripes.
The underside of Pachliopta liris is very similar to the upside.
The hind wings of Pachliopta liris are dark-brown and they have tails. The edge is wavy. In the middle of the wing, there is a white band with black veins. At the edge there is a chain of red spots.
The underside is very similar to the upside. But the red spots are bigger and brighter.
The body (abdomen) is brown and has some red hairs. Head and thorax are brown. Some parts of the underside of abdomen have red hairs.
Sex differences: The female has instead of red, yellowish spots.
Pachliopta liris is a butterfly from the Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly in Indonesia and Malaysia.
The first description of this butterfly was in 1819 by Godart. There are three subspecies.
- Pachliopta liris gaetus [ Fruhstorfer]
- Pachliopta liris pallidus [Rothschild]
- Pachliopta liris wetterensis [Rothschild]
Protection provisions / Red List
- CITES: (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora):
-no entry- (as at 12.02.2008)
- EU regulation on trading with species of wild Fauna and Flora:
-no entry- (as at 19.08.2005)
- IUCN Red List of threatened species:
-no entry- (as at 2008)
Similar and closely-related species
Pachliopta liris Godart 1819
(In some publications also Atrophaneura liris!)
Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree
- Kingdom: ANIMALIA
- Phylum: ARTHROPODA
- Class: INSECTA
- Order: LEPIDOPTERA
- Suborder: DITRYSIA
- Superfamily: PAPILIONOIDEA
- Family: PAPILIONIDAE
- Subfamilie: PAPILIONINAE
- Tribe: TROIDINI
- Genus: PACHLIOPTA
- Specific name: LIRIS