Graphium empedovana

Graphium empedovana is a butterfly from Australasia / Indomalaya ecozone (Australia). 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

Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer
Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer

Here you can see some photos of Graphium empedovana. Graphium empedovana is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE from Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia).


Description

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.

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Distribution

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


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

Larval food

Hernandiaceae:

General information

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

Similar and closely-related species

Graphium codrus Cramer 1777


Scientific name

Graphium empedovana Corbet 1941

(In some publications also Graphium empedocles Frabricius 1787)


Other names

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Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

AUSTRALASIA / INDOMALAYA (Australia)

 

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