Atrophaneura spp. 
 
 

Group:
Insects
Area(s) Where Listed As Endangered:
Indonesia, Philippines, Sri Lanka
Status/Date(s) Listed as Endangered:
  Scientific Name Status Listing Date Range
1. Atrophaneura atroposVU-IUCN1996Philippines
2. Atrophaneura jophonCR-IUCN1996Sri Lanka
3. Atrophaneura luchtiVU-IUCN1996Indonesia
4. Atrophaneura schadenbergiVU-IUCN1996Philippines


Species/Common Names:
Atrophaneura atropos
Atrophaneura jophon
Ceylon Rose Butterfly
Sri Lankan Rose Butterfly
Atrophaneura luchti
Atrophaneura schadenbergi

Profiles and photos are posted according to availability.


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