Graphium evombar is a . The first description was in 1836 by Boisduval. The wingspan is about 6 – 7 cm. Graphium evombar is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of this butterfly is darkbrown or black. White or yellowish spots and areas dominate the wings. The hind wings have long tails.
Photos for easy identification
The fore wings are darkbrown or black. At the front edge there is a chain of white or yellowish stripes. In the middle of the wing there is a large white or yellowish area. At the outer edge there is a chain of small, white or yellowish spots.
The underside of Graphium evombar is very similar to the upside. But, the basic colour is brown.
The hind wings of Graphium evombar are black and they have long tails. The edge is wavy. A large white or yellowish area dominates the wing. At the outer edge there is a chain of little, white or yellowish spots.
The underside is very similar to the upside. But, the basic colour is brown. There is an additional red-black spot.
The body (abdomen) is black-yellow. The thorax and the head are black-yellow. The underside of all parts is yellowish with red spots.
Sex differences: ---
- Annona sp.
- Artabotrys sp.
- Monodora sp.
- Uvaria sp.
The first description of this butterfly was in 1836 by Boisduval. There is only one subspecies.
Graphium evombar viossati [Collins, 1997]
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:
Graphium evombar 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: EVOMBAR