Graphium megaera

Graphium megaera is a butterfly from Australasia / Indomalaya ecozone (Australia). The first description was in 1888 by Staudinger. The wingspan is about 6 – 7 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of Graphium megaera is brown. Many white 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 megaera. Graphium megaera is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE from Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia).


Description

The fore wings are brown. At the outer edge there are two chains of little, white spots. At the front edge there are two white spots.
The underside of Graphium megaera is very similar to the upside.

The hind wings of Graphium megaera are brown. The edge is wavy. At the outer edge there are three chains of little, white spots.  
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 white.

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Distribution

Graphium megaera 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 1888 by Staudinger. There are no subspecies.


Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

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Scientific name

Graphium megaera Staudinger 1888


Other names

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Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

AUSTRALASIA / INDOMALAYA (Australia)

 

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