Graphium meyeri

Graphium meyeri is a simply coloured butterfly from Australasia / Indomalaya ecozone (Australia). The first description was in 1874 by Hopffer. With a wingspan of 8.0 – 10.0 cm Graphium meyeri is a small member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The butterfly is black with greenish spots. Hind wings have no tails.




Photos for easy identification

Photo © by Thomas Neubauer
Photo © by Thomas Neubauer
Photo © by Thomas Neubauer
Photo © by Thomas Neubauer

These are nice photos of Graphium meyeri. Graphium meyeri is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE from Australasia / Indomalaya ecozone (Australia).


Description

The forewings are black. At the margin there is a chain of little greenish spots. In the middle of wing there is also a chain of greenish spots. At the wing leading edge there are some short greenish stripes.
The underside is a copy of upside, but the ground is brown and spots and stripes are palish.

The hind wings are black and have no tails. The margin is ridged. At the margin there is a chain of little greenish spots. Nearby the body there is a greenish area.
The underside is a copy of upside, but the ground is brown and spots and stripes are palish. Furthermore there are some red spots.

The body is black, but the opisthosoma is greenish.

Sex differences:



Macro photos

Photo © by Thomas Neubauer; 20.08.2006, macro photograph of Graphium meyeri (upside)
Photo © by Thomas Neubauer; 20.08.2006, macro photograph of Graphium meyeri (upside)
Photo © by Thomas Neubauer; 20.08.2006, macro photograph of Graphium meyeri (upside)
Photo © by Thomas Neubauer; 20.08.2006, macro photograph of Graphium meyeri (underside)
Photo © by Thomas Neubauer; 20.08.2006, macro photograph of Graphium meyeri (underside)
Photo © by Thomas Neubauer; 20.08.2006, macro photograph of Graphium meyeri (underside)

Here you can see some macro photos of Graphium meyeri.


Distribution

Graphium meyeri is a butterfly of the Australasia / Indomalaya ecozone (Australia). The distribution enfolded Celebes, Borneo, Java, Sumatra and 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 1874 by Hopffer. There is only one subspecies.

Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

Graphium eurypylus Linnaeus 1758


Scientific name

Graphium meyeri Hopffer 1874


Synonym

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Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

AUSTRALASIA / INDOMALAYA (Australia)

 

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