Graphium fulleri

Graphium fulleri is a butterfly from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa). The first description was in 1883 by Grose-Smith. The wingspan is about 8 – 9 cm. Graphium fulleri is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of this butterfly is brown. Many yellowish spots dominate the wings. 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 fulleri. Graphium fulleri is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa).


Description

The fore wings are brown. In the middle of the wing there is a chain of large, yellowish spots.
The underside of Graphium fulleri is very similar to the upside. 

The hind wings of Graphium fulleri are brown. The edge is wavy. Next to the body there is a large, yellowish area. At the outer edge there are two chains of little, yellowish spots.
The underside is very similar to the upside. Next to the body there is a red area with black 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 fulleri is a butterfly from the Afrotropic (Africa) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly from Cameroon until Congo and Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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 1883 by Grose-Smith. There is only one subspecies.

Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

Graphium adamastor Boisduval 1836

Graphium agamedes Westwood 1842


Scientific name

Graphium fulleri Grose-Smith 1883


Other names

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Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

AFROTROPIC (Africa)

 

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