Graphium evombar

Graphium evombar is a butterfly from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa). 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

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

Here you can see some photos of Graphium evombar. Graphium evombar is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa).

Description

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. 

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Distribution

Graphium evombar 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

Annonaceae:

General information

The first description of this butterfly was in 1836 by Boisduval. There is only one subspecies.

Graphium evombar viossati   [Collins, 1997]


Macro photos

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

Here you can see some macro photos of Graphium evombar.


Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

Graphium antheus Cramer 1779

Graphium policenes Cramer 1775


Scientific name

Graphium evombar Boisduval 1836


Other names

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Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

AFROTROPIC (Africa)

 

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