Rahul Sharma

Atrophaneura sycorax

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Atrophaneura
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Family  Papilionidae
Higher classification  Atrophaneura
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Similar  Atrophaneura zaleucus, Atrophaneura kuehni, Atrophaneura luchti, Atrophaneura dixoni, Losaria neptunus

Atrophaneura sycorax is a species of butterfly from the family Papilionidae that is found from southern Burma to Peninsular Malaysia, and in Sumatra and western Java.

Atrophaneura sycorax Asycorax

The wingspan is 130–140 mm. The wings are black. There is a wide dull-white marking on each of the hindwings. The body is completely covered in yellow hair. Females can be black or dark brown. The wing veins are bordered in white.

Atrophaneura sycorax Atrophaneura sycorax egertoni Whitehead Batwing

The larvae feed on Aristolochia species: A. cathcartii, A. coadunata, A. singalangensis and Thottea species.

Subspecies

Atrophaneura sycorax Valid species atbieu
  • Atrophaneura sycorax sycorax (Sumatra)
  • Atrophaneura sycorax egertoni (Distant, 1886) (southern Burma to Peninsular Malaya)
  • Atrophaneura sycorax pariwononis Tsukada & Nishiyama (western Java)

  • Atrophaneura sycorax InsectSalecom Atrophaneura sycorax egertoni Atrophaneura

    References

    Atrophaneura sycorax Wikipedia


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