Graphium almansor (Honrath´s White-Lady)

Graphium almansor, also called Honrath´s White-Lady is a butterfly from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa). The first description was in 1884 by Honrath. The wingspan is about 6 – 7 cm. Graphium almansor is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of this butterfly is dark-brown. White spots and areas 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 almansor carchedonius (Honrath´s White-Lady). Graphium almansor is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa).


Description

The fore wings are dark-brown. In the middle of the wing and at the back-edge there is a big, white spot.
The underside of Graphium almansor is very similar to the upside. But, the basic colour is brown.

The hind wings of Graphium almansor are dark-brown. The edge is wavy. Next to the body there is a large, white area with dark veins. 
The underside is very similar to the upside. But, the basic colour is brown. Next to the body there is a small, reddish area.

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

Sex differences: ---


Distribution

Graphium almansor is a butterfly from the Afrotropic (Africa) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly from Guinea until Ethiopia and Angola.

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

Larval food

Anacardiaceae:

General information

The first description of this butterfly was in 1884 by Honrath. Thereare four subspecies.

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

Hier ist die Unterart Graphium almansor carchedonius zu sehen. Die Flügelspannweite beträgt 6 - 7 cm.


Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

---


Scientific name

Graphium almansor Honrath 1884


Other names

 Honrath´s White-Lady, Almansor White-Lady Swordtail


Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

To family tree (Genus: GRAPHIUM)...   


Ecozone

AFROTROPIC (Africa)

 

To the top

Back to family Papilionidae from AFROTROPIC (AFRICA)

 

Our website uses cookies. OK