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Atrophaneura nox

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Atrophaneura
Scientific name  Atrophaneura nox
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Family  Papilionidae
Subgenus  Atrophaneura
Higher classification  Atrophaneura
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Similar  Atrophaneura priapus, Byasa nevilli, Byasa plutonius, Atrophaneura varuna, Atrophaneura kuehni

Atrophaneura nox, the Malayan batwing, is a papilionid butterfly found in Java, northern Borneo and Peninsular Malaysia.



The species is black with blue metallic reflections. On the forewings the veins are shaded white. There are red hairs on the thorax. The wingspan is 9–11 cm. Females are larger than males.


  • A. n. nox Java
  • A. n. noctis (Hewitson, 1859) north Borneo
  • A. n. erebus (Wallace, 1865) Peninsular Malaya
  • A. n. noctula (Westwood, 1872) north Borneo
  • A. n. nyx (de Nicéville, 1897) Bali
  • A. n. henricus (Fruhstorfer, 1899) north east Sumatra
  • A. n. banjermasinus (Fruhstorfer, 1899) south Borneo
  • A. n. solokanus (Fruhstorfer, 1903) south Sumatra
  • A. n. niepeltiana (Strand, 1914) Sumatra
  • A. n. petronius (Fruhstorfer, 1901) Nias
  • A. n. smedleyi (Jordan, 1937) Mentaway Island
  • A. n. tungensis Zin & Leow, 1982 Sumatra
  • A. n. mirifica Hanafusa, 1994 Batu Island
  • A. n. hirokoae Hirata & Miyagawa, 2006 Tuangku Island
  • A. n. miekoae Hirata & Miyagawa, 2006 Singkep
  • Status

    A widespread but local species in forest localities. It is extinct in Singapore.


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