Graphium stratocles

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

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

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


Description

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.

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Distribution

Graphium stratocles is a butterfly from the Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly on the Philippines.

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 1861 by C. & R. Felder. There are four subspecies.

Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

Graphium deucalion Boisduval 1836

Graphium xenocles Doubleday 1842

Scientific name

Graphium stratocles C. & R. Felder 1861


Other names

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Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

AUSTRALASIA / INDOMALAYA (Australia)

 

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