Photos for easy identification
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.
Sex differences: ---
Pachliopta oreon is a butterfly from the Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly in Indonesia.
The first description of this butterfly was by Doherty. There are no subspecies.
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 oreon Doherty ???
(In some publications also Atrophaneura oreon)
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: OREON