Graphium sandawanum (Apo Swallowtail)

Graphium sandawanum, also called Apo Swallowtail is a butterfly from Australasia / Indomalaya ecozone (Australia). The first description was in 1977 by Yamamoto. The wingspan is about 6 – 7 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of Graphium sandawanum is black. Lightgreen areas and 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 sandawanum (Apo Swallowtail). Graphium sandawanum is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE from Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia).


Description

The fore wings are black. In the middle of the wing there is a large lightgreen area. At the front edge there are three lightgreen spots.
The underside of Graphium sandawanum is very similar to the upside. But, the basic colour is brown.

The hind wings of Graphium sandawanum are black and they have short tails. The edge is wavy. A large lightgreen area dominates the wing. At the outer edge there is a chain of lightgreen spots.   
The underside is very similar to the upside. But, the basic colour is brown and there are some additional red spots. 

The body (abdomen) is black. The thorax and the head are also black. The underside of all parts is gray.

Sex differences: ---


Distribution

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

This world map shows the ecozones in which this butterfly is distributed.

Larval food

---


General information

The first description of this butterfly was in 1977 by Yamamoto. There is only one subspecies.

Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

---


Scientific name

Graphium sandawanum Yamamoto 1977


Other names

Apo Swallowtail


Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

To family tree (Genus: GRAPHIUM)...    


Ecozone

AUSTRALASIA / INDOMALAYA (Australia)

 

To the top

Back to family Papilionidae from AUSTRALAISA / INDOMALAYA (AUSTRALIA) 

 

Our website uses cookies. OK