Graphium milon (Milon´s Swallowtail)

Graphium milon, also called Milon´s Swallowtail is a very nice butterfly from Australasia / Indomalaya ecozone (Australia). The first description was by Felder. With a wingspan of 9.0 – 10.0 cm the Milon´s Swallowtail is a small member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The butterfly is black with big green and turquoise 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 milon (Milon´s Swallowtail). Graphium milon is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE from Australasia / Indomalaya ecozone (Australia).


Description

The forewings are black. In the middle of wing there is only one chain of big green or turquoise spots. You can sort through this spots like a window.
The underside is a copy of upside, but the ground is brown.

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

The body is black, but the underside is grey.

Sex differences:


Macro photos

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

Here you can see some macro photos of Graphium milon.


Distribution

The Milon´s Swallowtail (Graphium milon) 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 by Felder. There are some subspecies.

Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

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Scientific name

Graphium milon C. & R. Felder ?


Synonym

 Milon´s Swallowtail
Milon Schwalbenschwanz


Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

AUSTRALASIA / INDOMALAYA (Australia)

 

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