Graphium procles is a butterfly from . The first description was in 1887 by Grose-Smith. The wingspan is about 5 – 6 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of Graphium procles is black. White spots dominate the wings.
Photos for easy identification
The fore wings are black. At the outer edge and at the inner edge there is a chain of little white spots. In the middle of the wing there is a chain of large white spots.
The underside of Graphium procles is very similar to the upside.
The hind wings of Graphium procles are black. The edge is wavy. At the outer edge there is a chain of little white spots. Next to the body there is a large white area.
The underside is very similar to the upside. But, there are some additional red spots.
The body (abdomen) is brown. The thorax and the head are black. The underside of all parts is yellow.
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Graphium procles is a butterfly from the Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly in Malaysia.
The first description of this butterfly was in 1887 by Grose-Smith. 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 procles Grose-Smith 1887
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: PROCLES