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Atrophaneura nox (Swainson, 1822)

Самец  Atrophaneura nox


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Papilionoidea family Papilionidae subfamily Papilioninae tribe Troidini genus Atrophaneura → species Atrophaneura nox

Species name(s)

Atrophaneura nox (Swainson, 1822) = Papilio noctula = Papilio strix = Papilio neesius = Papilio memercus = Papilio nox Swainson, 1822 = Parides nox = Papilio henricus rokanus Niepelt, 1926 = Papilio erebus petronius Fruhstorfer, 1901 = Papilio noctis solokanus Fruhstorfer , 1903 = Papilio nox niepeltiana Strand, 1914 = Papilio noctis henricus Fruhstorfer, 1899.


Zoogeographical regions


Primary colors

Blue, Brown/Gray/Black, White.

Самка  Atrophaneura nox

Detailed information with references

Synonyms and combinations

  • Papilio noctula; Papilio strix; Papilio neesius; Papilio memercus. [0]. Dmitriy Pozhogin.

Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Athrophneura nox erebus (Wallace, 1865). Wingspan 85-120mm. Male is much smsller than the female, wingspans between 85 and 95 mm, wings are bluish black, HW (hind - wing) is shorter than the former species. Veins are not margined with white as they are in the distal half of FW (fore - wind) in the female. In both sexes the body is black, but the underside of the head and thorax clothed with red tufts. [144]. Svetlana Shchavelina.

Subspecies Atrophaneura nox


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Alex Dumchus.

Text data: Dmitriy Pozhogin, Svetlana Shchavelina.

Main characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.

Color characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.



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