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Atrophaneura neptunus (Guérin-Méneville, 1840)

Самец  Atrophaneura neptunus


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

Species name(s)

Atrophaneura neptunus (Guérin-Méneville, 1840) = Balignina neptunus = Papilio neptunus = Parides neptunus = Atrophaneura neptunus neptunus = Papilio dilutus Fruhstorfer, 1895 = Pachliopta neptunus matbai Schroeder & Treadaway, 1990 = Papilio neptunus fehri Honrath, 1892 = Pachliopta neptunus. dacasini. Schröder, 1976 = Losaria neptunus Guérin-Méneville, 1840.


Zoogeographical regions


Самка  Atrophaneura neptunus

Detailed information with references

Synonyms and combinations

  • Balignina neptunus; Papilio neptunus. [0]. Dmitriy Pozhogin.

Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Losaria neptunus (Guerin-Meneville, 1840): wingspan 85-100 mm. Abdomen is yellow at apical half in contrasting with the black basal part. UpF is black, with a broad subbasal white patch and a smaller subapical white patch except all dark veins and dark interneuralstreaks, HW (hind - wing) with a prominent pinkish-red discal band in spaces 1b, 2, 3 and 4. Male has and longer FW (fore - wing) and longer tails than in the female. Males of subsp. manasukkiti differs from the usual neptunus in having white streaks at both sides of dark veins crossing the black oblique band on UpH, UnH red spots usually develop better, spot in space 4 generally longer than that of neptunus. [144]. Svetlana Shchavelina.

Subspecies Atrophaneura neptunus


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Alex Dumchus.

Text data: Dmitriy Pozhogin, Svetlana Shchavelina.

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16.03.2017 13:40, Alexandr Zhakov The taxons were merged.

Atrophaneura neptunus and Losaria neptunus were merged.

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