Graphium macfarlanei

Graphium macfarlanei is a butterfly from Australasia / Indomalaya ecozone (Australia). The first description was in 1877 by Butler. The wingspan is about 9 – 10 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of Graphium macfarlanei is black. Light-green spots 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 macfarlanei. Graphium macfarlanei is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE from Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia).


Description

The fore wings are black. Many light-green spots dominate the wing.
The underside of Graphium macfarlanei is very similar to the upside. But the basic colour is brown and all spots are yellowish.

The hind wings of Graphium macfarlanei are black. The edge is wavy. At the outer edge there are two chains of light-green spots. Next to the body there is a light-green area which contains only one black spot.   
The underside is very similar to the upside. But, the basic colour is brown and all spots are yellowish. There are three additional red spots. 

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

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Distribution

Graphium marcfarlanei is a butterfly from the Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly from the Newguinea until Australia.

This world map shows the ecozones in which this butterfly is distributed.

Larval food

Annonaceae:

General information

The first description of this butterfly was in 1877 by Butler. There are two subspecies.

Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer
Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer

Here you can see the subspecies Graphium macfarlanei cestius (female).


Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

Graphium agamemnon Linnaeus 1758 (Tailed Jay)

Graphium procles Grose-Smith 1887


Scientific name

Graphium macfarlanei Butler 1877


Other names

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Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

AUSTRALASIA / INDOMALAYA (Australia)

 

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