Graphium macfarlanei is a butterfly from . 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
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.
Sex differences: ---
- Annona mercuriata
- Annona muricata
- Annona reticulata
- Annona squamosa
The first description of this butterfly was in 1877 by Butler. There are two subspecies.
- Graphium macfarlanei cestius [Fruhstorfer, 1903]
- Graphium macfarlanei seminigra [Butler, 1882]
Protection provisions / Red List
- CITES: (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora):
- EU regulation on trading with species of wild Fauna and Flora
- IUCN Red List of threatened species:
Similar and closely-related species
Graphium macfarlanei Butler 1877
Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree
- Kingdom: ANIMALIA
- Phylum: ARTHROPODA
- Class: INSECTA
- Order: LEPIDOPTERA
- Suborder: DITRYSIA
- Superfamily: PAPILIONOIDEA
- Family: PAPILIONIDAE
- Subfamilie: PAPILIONINAE
- Tribe: LEPTOCIRCINI
- Genus: GRAPHIUM
- Specific name: MACFARLANEI