Pachliopta oreon

Pachliopta oreon is a butterfly from Australasia / Indomalaya ecozone (Australia). The first description was by Doherty. The wingspan is about 10 – 11 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. Pachliopta oreon is dark-brown. It has red spots and a white areaon the wings.


Photos for easy identification

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

Here you can see some photos of Pachliopta oreon (female). Pachliopta oreon is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE from Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia).


Description

The fore wings are dark-brown. The complete wing has white stripes.
The underside of Pachliopta oreon is very similar to the upside.

The hind wings of Pachliopta oreon are dark-brown or black and they have tails. The edge is a little bit wavy. In the middle of the wing, there is a white area 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 black. Some parts of the underside of abdomen have red hairs.  

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Distribution

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


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 by Doherty. There are no subspecies.


Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

Pachliopta liris Godart 1819


Scientific name

Pachliopta oreon Doherty ???
(In some publications also Atrophaneura oreon)


Other names

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Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

To family tree (Genus: PACHLIOPTA)...   


Ecozone

AUSTRALASIA / INDOMALAYA (Australia)

 

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