Graphium hachei

Graphium hachei is a butterfly from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa). The first description was in 1881 by Dewitz. The wingspan is about 8 – 9 cm. Graphium hachei is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of this butterfly is brown. A broad white area dominates 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 hachei. Graphium hachei is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa).


Description

The fore wings are brown and some parts of the wings are transparent. A large, white area with dark veins dominates the wing.
The underside of Graphium hachei is very similar to the upside. 

The hind wings of Graphium hachei are brown. The edge is wavy. A large, white area with dark veins dominates the wing.
The underside is very similar to the upside. 

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 hachei is a butterfly from the Afrotropic (Africa) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly from Cameroon until Democratic Republic of the Congo and Angola.

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 1881 by Dewitz. There are no subspecies.


Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

Graphium agamedes Westwood 1842

Graphium ucalegon Hewitson 1865


Scientific name

Graphium hachei Dewitz 1881


Other names

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Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

AFROTROPIC (Africa)

 

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