Atrophaneura aidoneus (Lesser Batwing)
Atrophaneura aidoneus, also called Lesser Batwing is a
Photos for easy identification
Here you can see some photos of Atrophaneura aidoneus (Lesser Batwing) (male above / female below). Atrophaneura aidoneus is a member of the
The fore wings are black. The veins partly bordered by brown colour.
The underside of Atrophaneura aidoneus is very similar to the upside.
The hind wings of Atrophaneura aidoneus are black. The edge is a little bit wavy. Next to the body there is a brown area.
The underside is black.
The body (abdomen) is black. Head and thorax are black. Some parts of the underside of thorax and abdomen are red.
Sex differences: The female covers the upper range of the wing-span. The basic colour of the female is dark-brown or black. The veins are bordered by white colour. The underside is a copy from upside.
Atrophaneura aidoneus is a butterfly from the Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly from Nepal until the South of China.
The first description of this butterfly was in 1845 by Doubleday. 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
Atrophaneura varuna White 1842 (Common Batwing)
Atrophaneura aidoneus Doubleday 1845
Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree
- Kingdom: ANIMALIA
- Phylum: ARTHROPODA
- Class: INSECTA
- Order: LEPIDOPTERA
- Suborder: DITRYSIA
- Superfamily: PAPILIONOIDEA
- Family: PAPILIONIDAE
- Subfamily: PAPILIONINAE
- Tribe: TROIDINI
- Genus: ATROPHANEURA
- Specific name: AIDONEUS