Graphium stratocles is a butterfly from . The first description was in 1861 by C. & R. Felder. The wingspan is about 7 – 8 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of Graphium stratocles is dark-brown. Many white spots and stripes dominate the 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. At the front edge there are some white stripes.
The underside of Graphium stratocles is very similar to the upside.
The hind wings of Graphium stratocles are dark-brown. The edge is wavy. At the outer edge there is a chain of little, white spots. Next to the body there is a white area with black veins.
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 stratocles is a butterfly from the Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly on the Philippines.
The first description of this butterfly was in 1861 by C. & R. Felder. There are four subspecies.
- Graphium stratocles dodongi [Page & Treadaway, 2003]
- Graphium stratocles pingi [Page & Treadaway, 2003]
- Graphium stratocles senectus [Tsukada & Nishiyama, 1980]
- Graphium stratocles stratonices [Jordan, 1909]
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 stratocles C. & R. Felder 1861
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: STRATOCLES