Graphium idaeoides

Graphium idaeoides is a butterfly from Australasia / Indomalaya ecozone (Australia). The first description was in 1853 by Hewitson. The wingspan is about 13 – 14 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colours of Graphium idaeoides are black and white. It mimics a toxic butterfly (Idea leuconoe).



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 idaeoides. Graphium idaeoides is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE from Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia).


Description

The fore wings are white. Many, black spots and stripes dominate the wing.
The underside of Graphium idaeoides is very similar to the upside.

The hind wings of Graphium idaeoides are white. The edge is wavy. Many, black spots and stripes dominate the wing.  
The underside is very similar to the upside. 

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

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Distribution

Graphium idaeoides is a butterfly from the Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly on the Philippines.

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 1853 by Hewitson. There is only one subspecies.

This butterfly mimics a toxic butterfly named Idea leuconoe.


Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

Graphium delessertii Guérin-Méneville 1839

Idea leuconoe Erichson 1834


Scientific name

Graphium idaeoides Hewitson 1853


Other names

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Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

AUSTRALASIA / INDOMALAYA (Australia)

 

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