Atrophaneura impediens is a butterfly from . The first description was in 1895 by Rotschild. The wingspan is about 10 – 11 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. Atrophaneura impediens is black. It has big salmon spots. The underside of the body has red hairs.
Photos for easy identification
Here you can see some photos of Atrophaneura impediens (male above / female below). Atrophaneura impediens is a member of the
The fore wings are black. The veins partly bordered by brown colour.
The underside of Atrophaneura impediens is very similar to the upside. But, the basic colour is dark-brown.
The hind wings of Atrophaneura impediens are black and they have tails. The edge is wavy. At the edge there is a chain of big salmon spots.
The underside is very similar to the upside.
The body (abdomen) is black. The thorax is black. The head is red. The underside of head and abdomen has red hairs.
Sex differences: The female covers the upper range of the wing-span.
Atrophaneura impediens is a butterfly from the Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly in Taiwan.
- Aristolochia sp.
The first description of this butterfly was in 1895 by Rotschild. There is only one subspecies.
Here you can see the subspecies Atrophaneura impediens febanus (male above / female below).
Here you can see some macro photos of Atrophaneura impediens.
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 impediens Rotschild 1895
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: IMPEDIENS