Pachliopta mariae

Pachliopta mariae is a butterfly from Australasia / Indomalaya ecozone (Australia). The first description was in 1878 by Semper. The wingspan is about 10 – 11 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of Pachliopta mariae is black. It has red spots and white areas on the wings.



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


Description

The fore wings are black. In the middle of the wing there are many white stripes.
The underside of Pachliopta mariae is very similar to the upside.

The hind wings of Pachliopta mariae are black and they have tails. The edge is wavy. In the middle of the wing, there is a big white area with black veins. At the edge there is a chain of red-white spots.
The underside is very similar to the upside. But the red-white spots are bigger and brighter. 

The body (abdomen) is black. Head and thorax are black. The underside of thorax and abdomen have red hairs.  

Sex differences: None.


Distribution

Pachliopta mariae is a butterfly from the Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly on Philippines.


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

Larval food

Aristolochiae:


General information

The first description of this butterfly was in 1878 by Semper. There are two subspecies.



Macro photos

Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer macro photograph of Pachliopta mariae m (upside)
Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien;Photographer Thomas Neubauer macro photograph of Pachliopta mariae m (underside)
Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer macro photograph of Pachliopta mariae f (upside)
Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer macro photograph of Pachliopta mariae f (underside)

Here you can see some macro photos of Pachliopta mariae.


Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

Pachliopta jophon Gray 1852 (Sri Lankan Rose)

Pachliopta pandiyana Moore 1881


Scientific name

Pachliopta mariae Semper 1878 
(In some publications also Atrophaneura mariae!)


Other names

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Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

AUSTRALASIA / INDOMALAYA (Australia)

 

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