Graphium empedovana is a butterfly from . The first description was in 1941 by Corbet. The wingspan is about 8 – 9 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of Graphium empedovana is brown. Some yellow spots dominate the fore wings.
Photos for easy identification
The fore wings are brown. Four large yellow spots dominate the wing.
The underside of Graphium empedovana is very similar to the upside.
The hind wings of Graphium empedovana are brown and they have tails. The edge is wavy. In the middle of the wing there is a chain of little dark-brown spots.
The underside is very similar to the upside. At the inner edge there are two red-black spots.
The body (abdomen) is brown. The thorax and the head are also brown. The underside of all parts is brown.
Sex differences: ---
- Hernandia peltata
The first description of this butterfly was in 1941 by Corbet. There are no subspecies.
In some publications this species is listed as Graphium empedocles Fabricius 1787.
Protection provisions / Red List
- CITES: (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora):
-no entry- (as at 14.10.2010)
- EU regulation on trading with species of wild Fauna and Flora
-no entry- (as at 12.08.2010)
- IUCN Red List of threatened species:
-no entry- (as at 2010) (see: www. redlist.org/)
Similar and closely-related species
Graphium empedovana Corbet 1941
(In some publications also Graphium empedocles Frabricius 1787)
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: EMPEDOVANA