Graphium cyrnus

Graphium cyrnus is a butterfly from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa). The first description was in 1836 by Boisduval. The wingspan is about 8 – 9 cm. Graphium cyrnus is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of this butterfly is black. Many green spots 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 cyrnus. Graphium cyrnus is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa).


Description

The fore wings are black. Many, green spots dominate the wing.
The underside of Graphium cyrnus is very similar to the upside. But, the basic colour is red-brown.

The hind wings of Graphium cyrnus are black. The edge is wavy. Many, green spots dominate the wing.
The underside is very similar to the upside. But, the basic colour is red-brown. There are some additional black spots.

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

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Distribution

Graphium cyrnus is a butterfly from the Afrotropic (Africa) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly on Madagascar.

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 1836 by Boisduval. There are no subspecies.


Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

Graphium leonidas Fabricius 1793


Scientific name

Graphium cyrnus Boisduval 1836


Other names

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Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

AFROTROPIC (Africa)

 

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