Graphium adamastor (Boisduval´s White-Lady)

Graphium adamastor, also called Boisduval´s White-Lady is a butterfly from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa). The first description was in 1836 by Boisduval. The wingspan is about 7 – 8 cm. Graphium adamastor is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of this butterfly is dark-brown or black. Many white spots dominate the wings. The hind wings have no tails.



Photos for easy identification

Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer
Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer

Here you can see some photos of Graphium adamastor (Boisduval´s White-Lady). Graphium adamastor is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa).


Description

The fore wings are dark-brown or black. Many, white spots dominate the wing.
The underside of Graphium adamastor is very similar to the upside. But, the basic colour is brown.

The hind wings of Graphium adamastor are black. The edge is wavy. Next to the body there is a large, white area with dark veins. At the outer edge there are two chains of little, white spots 
The underside is very similar to the upside. But, the basic colour is brown.

The body (abdomen) is black. The thorax and the head are black. The underside of the abdomen is yellow. 

Sex differences: ---


Distribution

Graphium adamastor is a butterfly from the Afrotropic (Africa) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly from Guinea until Democratic Republic of the Congo.

This world map shows the ecozones in which this butterfly is distributed.

Larval food

Annonaceae:


General information

The first description of this butterfly was in 1836 by Boisduval. There are no subspecies.


Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

Graphium agamedes Westwood 1842

Graphium fulleri Grose-Smith 1883


Scientific name

Graphium adamastor Boisduval 1836


Other names

 Boisduval´s White-Lady


Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

AFROTROPIC (Africa)

 

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