Graphium angolanus (Angola White-Lady)
Graphium angolanus, also called Angola White-Lady is a . The first description was in 1779 by Goeze. The wingspan is about 6 – 8 cm. Graphium angolanus is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of this butterfly is black. Many white spots and areas dominate the wings. The hind wings have no tails.
Photos for easy identification
The fore wings are black. Many, white spots dominate the wing. Next to the body there is a large, white area.
The underside of Graphium angolanus is very similar to the upside. But, the basic colour is brown. Next to the body there is a red area.
The hind wings of Graphium angolanus are black. The edge is wavy. Next to the body there is a large, white area. 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. Next to the body there is a red area.
The body (abdomen) is black. The thorax and the head are black and they have yellow spots. The underside of the abdomen is yellow.
Sex differences: ---
- Annona muricata
- Annona senegalensis
- Annona squamosa
- Artabotrys sp.
- Landolphia buchananii
- Landolphia ugandensis
- Monodora sp.
- Sphedamnocarpus pruriens
- Uvaria sp.
The first description of this butterfly was in 1779 by Goeze. There is only one subspecies.
- Graphium angolanus baronis [Ungemach, 1932]
Protection provisions / Red List
- CITES: (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora):
- EU regulation on trading with species of wild Fauna and Flora
- IUCN Red List of threatened species:
Similar and closely-related species
Graphium angolanus Goeze 1779
Angola White-Lady Swordtail, White Lady
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: ANGOLANUS