Atrophaneura varuna (Common Batwing)
Atrophaneura varuna also called Common Batwing is a
Here you can see some photos of Atrophaneura varuna (Common Batwing) (male above / female below). Atrophaneura varuna is a member of the
The fore wings are black. The veins partly bordered by brown colour.
The underside of Atrophaneura varuna is very similar to the upside.
The hind wings of Atrophaneura varuna 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. The thorax is black. Head and the underside of abdomen are red.
Sex differences: The female covers the upper range of the wing-span. The basic colour of the female is black. The veins are bordered by white colour. There is a white area on the fore wings.
Atrophaneura varuna is a butterfly from the Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly from Nepal until Malaysia.
- Aristolochia acuminata
The first description of this butterfly was in 1842 by White. There is only one subspecies.
- Atrophaneura varuna astorion [Westwood, 1842]
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
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: VARUNA