Photos for easy identification
The fore wings are dark-brown. Many white stripes dominate the wing.
The underside of Pachliopta atropos is very similar to the upside.
The hind wings of Pachliopta atropos are black and they have tails. The edge is a little bit wavy. At the edge there is a chain of darkred spots.
The underside is very similar to the upside. But the red spots are bigger and brighter.
The body (abdomen) is black. Head and thorax are black. All parts of the underside have red hairs.
Sex differences: The female has no red spots. The tails are longer.
Pachliopta atropos is a butterfly from the Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly on Philippines.
The first description of this butterfly was in 1888 by Staudinger. There are three subspecies.
Protection provisions / Red List
- CITES: (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora):
-no entry- (as at 22.05.2009)
- EU regulation on trading with species of wild Fauna and Flora:
-no entry- (as at 07.07.2009)
- IUCN Red List of threatened species:
-no entry- (as at 2009)
Similar and closely-related species
Pachliopta atropos Staudinger 1888
(In some publications also Atrophaneura atropos)
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: ATROPOS