Graphium endochus

Graphium endochus is a butterfly from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa). The first description was in 1836 by Boisduval. The wingspan is about 6 – 7 cm. Graphium endochus is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of this butterfly is white. The outer edge of the wings is black. The hind wings have no tails.



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 endochus. Graphium endochus is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa).


Description

The fore wings are white. The outer edge and the wing-tip is black.
The underside of Graphium endochus is very similar to the upside. Next to the body there is a red area. In the wing-tip there are some additional, white spots.

The hind wings of Graphium endochus are white. The edge is wavy and black.
The underside is very similar to the upside. But, at the outer edge there are some, additional red and white spots.

The body (abdomen) is black. The thorax and the head are black. The underside of the abdomen is yellowish. 

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Distribution

Graphium endochus is a butterfly from the Afrotropic (Africa) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly on Madagascar.

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 endochus Boisduval 1836


Other names

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Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

AFROTROPIC (Africa)

 

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