Graphium stratiotes

Graphium stratiotes is a butterfly from Australasia / Indomalaya ecozone (Australia). The first description was in 1887 by Grose-Smith. The wingspan is about 6 – 7 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of Graphium stratiotes is white.Black stripes and one red spot 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 stratiotes. Graphium stratiotes is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE from Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia).


Description

The fore wings are white. The outer edge is black and contains one white stripe. Four short black stripes dominate the wing.
The underside of Graphium stratiotes is very similar to the upside. But, the basic colour is yellowish.

The hind wings of Graphium stratiotes are white and they have long tails. The edge is wavy. Two black stripes from the underside shine-through the wing. The outer edge is black and contains a chain of little, white spots. At the inner edge there is a red spot.  
The underside is very similar to the upside. But, the basic colour is yellowish. 

The body (abdomen) is yellow-black-striped. The thorax and the head are also yellow-black-striped.

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Distribution

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

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.


Macro photos

Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer macro photograph of Graphium stratiotes (upside)
Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer macro photograph of Graphium stratiotes (underside)

Here you can see some macro photos of Graphium stratiotes.


Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

Graphium agetes Westwood 1843 (Fourbar Swordtail)


Scientific name

Graphium stratiotes 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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