Graphium ramaceus is a butterfly from . The first description was in 1872 by Westwood. The wingspan is about 8 – 9 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of Graphium ramaceus is dark-brown. Many white spots and stripes dominate the fore wings.
Photos for easy identification
The fore wings are dark-brown. At the outer edge there is a chain of little, white spots. In the middle of the wing there is a chain of white stripes.
The underside of Graphium ramaceus is very similar to the upside.
The hind wings of Graphium ramaceus are white . The edge is wavy. The outer edge is dark-brown and contains a chain of white spots. The veins are dark-brown.
The underside is very similar to the upside.
The body (abdomen) is black-white-striped. The thorax and the head are black. The underside of the abdomen is black-white-striped.
Sex differences: ---
Graphium ramaceus is a butterfly from the Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly in Indonesia.
The first description of this butterfly was in 1872 by Westwood. There are two subspecies.
- Graphium ramaceus interjectus [Honrath, 1893]
- Graphium ramaceus pendleburyi [Corbet, 1941]
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 ramaceus Westwood 1872
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: RAMACEUS