Photos for easy identification
The fore wings are black. In the middle of the wing there are many white stripes.
The underside of Pachliopta mariae is very similar to the upside.
The hind wings of Pachliopta mariae are black and they have tails. The edge is wavy. In the middle of the wing, there is a big white area with black veins. At the edge there is a chain of red-white spots.
The underside is very similar to the upside. But the red-white spots are bigger and brighter.
The body (abdomen) is black. Head and thorax are black. The underside of thorax and abdomen have red hairs.
Sex differences: None.
Pachliopta mariae is a butterfly from the Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly on Philippines.
The first description of this butterfly was in 1878 by Semper. There are two subspecies.
- Pachliopta mariae almae [Semper, 1891]
- Pachliopta mariae camarines [Schröder & Treadaway, 1978]
Here you can see some macro photos of Pachliopta mariae.
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 mariae Semper 1878
(In some publications also Atrophaneura mariae!)
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: MARIAE