Graphium delessertii (Malayan Zebra)

Graphium delessertii, also called Malayan Zebra is a butterfly from Australasia / Indomalaya ecozone (Australia). The first description was in 1839 by Guérin-Méneville. The wingspan is about 8 – 9 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of Graphium delessertii is black. Many white stripes dominate 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 delessertii (Malayan Zebra). Graphium delessertii is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE from Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia).


Description

The fore wings are black. At the outer edge there are many, white stripes, which contain a black spot. At the inner edge there are four thin white stripes.
The underside of Graphium delessertii is very similar to the upside.

The hind wings of Graphium delessertii are black. The edge is wavy. Many, white stripes dominate the wing. Some of these stripes contain a black spot. At the inner edge there is a orange eye-spot.  
The underside is very similar to the upside. The eye-spot is larger. 

The body (abdomen) is black. The thorax and the head are black-white-striped.

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Distribution

Graphium delessertii is a butterfly from the Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly from the Philippines until Indonesia.

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 1839 by Guérin-Méneville. There are two subspecies.

Macro photos

Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer macro photograph of Graphium delessertii (underside)

Here you can see some macro photos of Graphium delessertii.


Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

Graphium ideoides Hewitson 1853


Scientific name

Graphium delessertii Guérin-Méneville 1839


Other names

Malayan Zebra


Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

AUSTRALASIA / INDOMALAYA (Australia)

 

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