Graphium megaera is a butterfly from . 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
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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Graphium megaera is a butterfly from the Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly on the Philippines.
The first description of this butterfly was in 1888 by Staudinger. There are no subspecies.
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 megaera Staudinger 1888
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: MEGAERA