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Atrophaneura varuna (White, 1842)

Имаго  Atrophaneura varuna


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

Species name(s)

Atrophaneura varuna (White, 1842) = Papilio varuna White, 1842 = Tros varuna = Parides varuna = Atrophaneura varuna varuna = Papilio chara Westwood, 1842 = Papilio astorion Westwood, 1842.


Zoogeographical regions


Primary colors

Blue, Brown/Gray/Black.

Самка  Atrophaneura varuna

Detailed information with references

Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Wingspan 65-95 mm. Male UP is bluish black, abdomen below barred with red throughout its length, UnF in male with whitish suffusion near tornus. Female is pater black with a large white postdiscal patch on FW (fore-wing) dorsum, paler at upper end, except dark veins. Both sexes of ssp. zaleucus bear white spots on HW (hind - wing) differ to varuna and astorion. Subsp. varuna occurs in the penincular Thailand and Malaisia ​​while asterion distributes from Nepal, Assam to nothern Indo-China.
    Atrophaneura varuna zaleucus (Hewitson, 1865) is in reposioning as a subspecies of P. varuna due to the reason from the study of genitalia. UP is bluish black, male with 3 white submarginal spots on HW. Female has four or five submarginal spots, which are usually longer than those in male on HW. [144]. Svetlana Shchavelina.

Subspecies Atrophaneura varuna


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Alex Dumchus.

Text data: Svetlana Shchavelina.

Main characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.

Color characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.



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