Graphium chironides

Graphium chironides is a butterfly from Australasia / Indomalaya ecozone (Australia). The first description was in 1884 by Honrath. The wingspan is about 8 – 9 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of Graphium chironides is darkbrown or black. There are many, greenish spots on the wings.



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 chironides. Graphium chironides is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE from Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia).


Description

The fore wings are darkbrown or black. At the outer edge there is a chain of greenish spots. There is also a chain of longish greenish spots at the inner edge. In the middle of the wing there is a chain of big greenish spots.
The underside of Graphium chironides is very similar to the upside. But, all spots are whitish.

The hind wings of Graphium chironides are darkbrown or black. The edge is wavy. At the outer edge there is a chain of little greenish spots. Next to the body there are four big greenish spots. 
The underside is very similar to the upside. But, there are some additional orange spots. 

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

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Distribution

Graphium chironides is a butterfly from the Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly from Nepal until Malaysia.


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 1884 by Honrath. There are two subspecies.

Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

Graphium bathycles Zinker 1831

Graphium doson C. & R. Felder (Common Jay)

Graphium evemon Boisduval 1836 (Lesser Jay)


Scientific name

Graphium chironides Honrath 1884


Other names

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Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

AUSTRALASIA / INDOMALAYA (Australia)

 

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