Graphium gelon

Graphium gelon is a butterfly from Australasia / Indomalaya ecozone (Australia). The first description was in 1859 by Boisduval. The wingspan is about 5 – 6 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of Graphium gelon is black. Green spots and stripes 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 gelon. Graphium gelon is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE from Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia).


Description

The fore wings are black. A chain of green spots dominates the wing.
The underside of Graphium gelon is very similar to the upside. But, the basic colour is dark-brown. And the spots are light-green.

The hind wings of Graphium gelon are black. The edge is wavy. A green stripe dominates the wing. 
The underside is very similar to the upside. But, the basic colour is dark-brown. And the stripe is light-green. 

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

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Distribution

Graphium gelon is a butterfly from the Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly on New Caledonia.

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 1859 by Boisduval. Thereare no subspecies.


Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

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Scientific namev

Graphium gelon Boisduval 1859


Other names

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Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

AUSTRALASIA / INDOMALAYA (Australia)

 

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