Graphium procles

Graphium procles is a butterfly from Australasia / Indomalaya ecozone (Australia). 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

Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer
Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer

Here you can see some photos of Graphium procles. Graphium procles is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE from Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia).


Description

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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Distribution

Graphium procles is a butterfly from the Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly in Malaysia.

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 1887 by Grose-Smith. There are no subspecies.


Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

Graphium agamemnon Linnaeus 1758

Graphium macfarlanei Butler 1877


Scientific name

Graphium procles Grose-Smith 1887


Other names

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Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

AUSTRALASIA / INDOMALAYA (Australia)

 

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