Graphium dorcus

Graphium dorcus is a butterfly from Australasia / Indomalaya ecozone (Australia). The first description was in 1840 by de Haan. The wingspan is about 8 – 10 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of Graphium dorcus is dark-brown. White bars dominate the fore wing.



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 dorcus (male). Graphium dorcus is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE from Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia).


Description

The fore wings are dark-brown. Two white bars dominate the wing.
The underside of Graphium dorcus is very similar to the upside.

The hind wings of Graphium dorcus are white and they have very long tails. The edge is wavy. Two dark-brown bars dominate the wing. Some black and red spots from the underside shine through the wing. The outer edge of the wing is dark-brown.   
The underside is very similar to the upside. But, there are some additional red spots. 

The body (abdomen) is black. The thorax and the head are also black. The underside of all parts are white.

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Distribution

Graphium dorcus is a butterfly from the Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly only on Celebes (Indonesia).


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

Larval food

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General informationv

The first description of this butterfly was in 1840 by de Haan. There are no subspecies.


Macro photos

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

Here you can see some macro photos of Graphium dorcus.


Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

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Scientific name

Graphium dorcus de Haan 1840


Other names

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Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

AUSTRALASIA / INDOMALAYA (Australia)

 

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Back to family Papilionidae from AUSTRALAISA / INDOMALAYA (AUSTRALIA) 

 

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