Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Papilionidae (Swallowtail butterflies)

Genus/species: Atrophaneura semperi

GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS: The body has red hairs with black wings. The underside of the hind wings have red markings. Females are dark-brown with light pink markings on the upperside of the wings.

Wingspan is 12–15 cm (4.6-6 in)

DISTRIBUTION/HABITAT: Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines. The Bat Wing Butterfly is found in primary rain forest habitats, but occasionally also in advanced secondary forest during rainy season.


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