Graphium deucalion is a butterfly from . 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
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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Graphium deucalion is a butterfly from the Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly in Indonesia (Sulawesi, Molukken).
The first description of this butterfly was in 1836 by Boisduval. There is only one subspecies.
- Graphium deucalion leucadion [Staudinger, 1884]
Protection provisions / Red List
- CITES: (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora):
- EU regulation on trading with species of wild Fauna and Flora
- IUCN Red List of threatened species:
Similar and closely-related species
Graphium deucalion Boisduval 1836
Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree
- Kingdom: ANIMALIA
- Phylum: ARTHROPODA
- Class: INSECTA
- Order: LEPIDOPTERA
- Suborder: DITRYSIA
- Superfamily: PAPILIONOIDEA
- Family: PAPILIONIDAE
- Subfamilie: PAPILIONINAE
- Tribe: LEPTOCIRCINI
- Genus: GRAPHIUM
- Specific name: DEUCALION