Pachliopta liris

Pachliopta liris is a butterfly from Australasia / Indomalaya ecozone (Australia). The first description was in 1819 by Godart. The wingspan is about 10 – 11 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. Pachliopta liris is dark-brown. It has red spots and white bands on the wings. The females are darker and have no red spots.



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


Description

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.


Distribution

Pachliopta liris is a butterfly from the Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly in Indonesia and Malaysia.


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

Larval food

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General information

The first description of this butterfly was in 1819 by Godart. There are three subspecies.

 

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

Here you can see the subspecies Pachliopta liris wetterensis m.


Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

Pachliopta oreon Doherty


Scientific name

Pachliopta liris Godart 1819 
(In some publications also Atrophaneura liris!)


Other names

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Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

To family tree (Genus: PACHLIOPTA)...   


Ecozone

AUSTRALASIA / INDOMALAYA (Australia)

 

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Back to family Papilionidae from AUSTRALAISA / INDOMALAYA (AUSTRALIA) 

 

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