Graphium leechi

Graphium leechi is a butterfly from Australasia / Indomalaya ecozone (Australia). The first description was in 1895 by Rothschild. The wingspan is about 6 – 7 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of Graphium leechi is dark-brown or black. The wings are laced with white spots.



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


Description

The fore wings are dark-brown or black. Many white spots dominate the wing.
The underside of Graphium leechi is very similar to the upside. But, the basic colour is brown.

The hind wings of Graphium leechi are dark-brown or black. The edge is wavy.  Many white spots dominate the wing.
The underside is very similar to the upside. But, the basic colour is brown.

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

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Distribution

Graphium leechi is a butterfly from the Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly in China.

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 1895 by Rothschild. There are no subspecies.


Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

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Scientific name

Graphium leechi Rothschild 1895


Other names

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Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

AUSTRALASIA / INDOMALAYA (Australia)

 

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