Graphium gudenusi

Graphium gudenusi is a butterfly from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa). The first description was in 1911 by Rebel. The wingspan is about 7 – 8 cm. Graphium gudenusi is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The butterfly is black. Greenish spots and areas dominate the wings. 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 gudenusi. Graphium gudenusi is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa).


Description

The forewings are black. A chain of large greenish spots dominates the wing. At the outer edge and at the front edge there are some greenish spots.
The underside of Graphium gudenusi is very similar to the upside. But, the basic colour is brown.

The hind wings of Graphium gudenusi are black and they have long tails. The edge is wavy. A greenish area dominates the wing. At the outer edge there is a chain of small, greenish spots.
The underside is very similar to the upside. But, there are additional red spots.

The body is black. The thorax and the head are black. The underside of all parts is yellowish.

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Distribution

Graphium gudenusi is a butterfly from the Afrotropic (Africa) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly from Republic Congo until Uganda and Burundi.

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 1911 by Rebel. There are no subspecies.


Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

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Scientific name

Graphium gudenusi Rebel 1911


Other names

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Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

AFROTROPIC (Africa)

 

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