Graphium agamedes (Westwood´s White-Lady, Glassy Graphium)

Graphium agamedes, also called Westwood´s White-Lady is a butterfly from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa). The first description was in 1842 by Westwood. The wingspan is about 7 – 8 cm. Graphium agamedes is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of this butterfly is brown. Some parts of the wings are transparent. A broad white band dominates 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 agamedes (Westwood´s White-Lady). Graphium agamedes is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa).


Description

The fore wings are brown and some parts of the wings are transparent. A broad, white band with dark veins dominates the wing.
The underside of Graphium agamedes is very similar to the upside. 

The hind wings of Graphium agamedes are brown. 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. 

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

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Distribution

Graphium agamedes is a butterfly from the Afrotropic (Africa) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly from Ivory Coast until Central African Republic and Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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

Larval food

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General information

The first description of this butterfly was in 1842 by Westwood. There are no subspecies.


Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

Graphium adamastor Boisduval 1836

Graphium fulleri Grose-Smith 1883

Graphium hachei Dewitz 1881

Graphium schubotzi Schultze 1913


Scientific name

Graphium agamedes Westwood 1842


Other names

 Westwood´s White-Lady, Glayys Graphium


Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

AFROTROPIC (Africa)

 

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