Graphium codrus

Graphium codrus is a simply coloured and common butterfly from Australasia / Indomalaya ecozone (Australia). The first description was in 1777 by Cramer. The wingspan is about 10 – 11 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of Graphium codrus is darkbrown or black. A chain of greenish or yellow spots dominates the fore wing.



Photos for easy identification

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

These are nice photos of Graphium codrus. Graphium codrus is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE from Australasia / Indomalaya ecozone (Australia).


Description

The forewings are black. There is only one chain of big greenish or yellowish spots. Nearby body the ground is grey.
The underside is a copy of upside, but the ground is brown.

The hind wings are black and grey and have tails. The margin is ridged.
The underside is a copy of upside, but the ground is brown.

The body is grey, but the underside is brown.

Sex differences:


Distribution

Graphium codrus is a butterfly of the Australasia / Indomalaya ecozone (Australia). The distribution extend from Philippines and Malaysia to Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.


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

Larval food

Hernandia avigera


General information

The first description of this butterfly was in 1777 by Cramer. There are many subspecies.

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

Here you can see the subspecies Graphium codrus gilolensis. The wingspan is about 10 - 11 cm.

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

Here you can see the subspecies Graphium codrus medon. The wingspan is about 9 - 10 cm.

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

Here you can see the subspecies Graphium codrus pisidice. The wingspan is about 9 - 10 cm.

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

Here you can see the subspecies Graphium codrus segonax  (male left / female right). The wingspan is about 9 - 10 cm.


Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

Graphium empedovana Corbet 1941


Scientific name

Graphium codrus Cramer 1777


Synonym

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Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

AUSTRALASIA / INDOMALAYA (Australia)

 

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