Graphium eurous (Sixbar Swordtail)

Graphium eurous, also called Sixbar Swordtail is a butterfly from Australasia / Indomalaya ecozone (Australia). The first description was in 1893 by Leech. The wingspan is about 6 – 7 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of Graphium eurous is white or yellowish. Some black bars dominate the 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 eurous (Sixbar Swordtail). Graphium eurous is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE from Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia).


Description

The fore wings are white. Many black bars dominate the wing.
The underside of Graphium eurous is very similar to the upside. But, the basic colour is yellowish.

The hind wings of Graphium eurous are white and they have tails. The edge is wavy. Some black bars dominate the wing. The back part of the wing is black and contains some blue spots. At the inner edge there is a blue eye with orange eye-shadow.  
The underside is very similar to the upside. But, the basic colour is yellowish.

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

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Distribution

Graphium eurous is a butterfly from the Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly from the North of India until China.

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

Larval food

Lauraceae:

General information

The first description of this butterfly was in 1893 by Leech. There are two subspecies.

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

Here you can see the subspecies Graphium eurous asakurae. The wingspan is about 7 - 8 cm.


Macro photos

Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer macro photograph of Graphium eurous (underside)

Here you can see some macro photos of Graphium eurous.


Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

Graphium glycerion Gray 1831 (Spectacle Swordtail)

Graphium incerta Bang-Haas 1927

Graphium mandarinus Oberthür 1879

Graphium tamerlana Oberthür 1876


Scientific name

Graphium eurous Leech 1893


Other names

Sixbar Swordtail


Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

AUSTRALASIA / INDOMALAYA (Australia)

 

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