Graphium encelades 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 encelades is brown and white.
Photos for easy identification
The fore wings are bicoloured. The outer part of the wing is brown and the inner part is white. At the wing leading edge there is a brown area.
The underside of Graphium encelades is very similar to the upside. But, at the outer edge there is a chain of white spots.
The hind wings of Graphium encelades are bicoloured. The edge is wavy. The outer part of the wing is brown and the inner part is white.
The underside is very similar to the upside. But, at the outer edge there is a chain of white spots.
The body (abdomen) is black. The thorax and the head are also black. The underside of all parts is black-white-striped.
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The first description of this butterfly was in 1836 by Boisduval. There are no subspecies.
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 encelades 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: ENCELADES