Graphium deucalion

Graphium deucalion is a butterfly from Australasia / Indomalaya ecozone (Australia). The first description was in 1836 by Boisduval. The wingspan is about 9 – 10 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of Graphium deucalion is dark-brown. Many yellow spots and 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 deucalion. Graphium deucalion is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE from Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia).


Description

The fore wings are dark-brown. At the outer edge there is a chain of little, yellow spots. In the middle of the wing there is a chain of yellow stripes. At the front edge there are some yellow spots.
The underside of Graphium deucalion is very similar to the upside.

The hind wings of Graphium deucalion are dark-brown. The edge is wavy. At the outer edge there is a chain of little, yellow spots. Next to the body there are some yellow stripes.  
The underside is very similar to the upside. 

The body (abdomen) is black. The thorax and the head are black.The underside of the abdomen is brown.

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Distribution

Graphium deucalion is a butterfly from the Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly in Indonesia (Sulawesi, Molukken).

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 is only one subspecies.

Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

Graphium ramaceus Westwood 1872

Graphium stratocles C. & R. Felder 1861

Graphium xenocles Doubleday 1842


Scientific name

Graphium deucalion Boisduval 1836


Other names

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Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

AUSTRALASIA / INDOMALAYA (Australia)

 

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