Graphium encelades

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

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

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


Description

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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Distribution

Graphium encelades is a butterfly from the Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly in Indonesia (Sulawesi).


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

Larval food

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General information

The first description of this butterfly was in 1836 by Boisduval. There are no subspecies.



Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

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Scientific name

Graphium encelades Boisduval 1836


Other names

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Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

AUSTRALASIA / INDOMALAYA (Australia)

 

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