Photos for easy identification
The forewings are dichromatic. One half is black and include two fine white stripes. The second half neyrby the body is white and include three broad black stripes.
The underside is a copy of upside, but the white is greenish in part.
The hind wings are white and have the longest tails I have ever seen. The margin is ridged and black in part. Nearby the body there are two broad black stripes. In the middle of wing some black spots from underside show through the wing.
The underside is a copy of upside, but the white is chainge to greenish nearby the body. In the middle of wing there are some black spots.
The body is black, but the underside is white.
The first description of this butterfly was in 1836 by Boisduval. There are no subspecies.
The extremely long tails are uncommon.
Protection provisions / Red List
- CITES: (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora):
-no entry- (as at 23.06.2005)
- EU regulation on trading with species of wild Fauna and Flora
-no entry- (as at 19.08.2005)
- IUCN Red List of threatened species:
-no entry- (as at 2004) (see: www.redlist.org/)
Similar and closely-related species
Graphium androcles Boisduval 1836
Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree
- Kingdom: ANIMALIA
- Phylum: ARTHROPODA
- Class: INSECTA
- Order: LEPIDOPTERA
- Suborder: DITRYSIA
- Superfamily: PAPILIONOIDEA
- Family: PAPILIONIDAE
- Subfamilie: PAPILIONINAE
- Tribe: LEPTOCIRCINI
- Genus: GRAPHIUM
- Specific name: ANDROCLES