Graphium stresemanni

Graphium stresemanni is a butterfly from Australasia / Indomalaya ecozone (Australia). The first description was in 1915 by Rothschild. The wingspan is about 7 – 8 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of Graphium stresemanni is black. Large blue spots and green areas dominate the wings.



Photos for easy identification

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

Here you can see some photos of Graphium  stresemanni (male above / female below). Graphium stresemanni is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE from Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia).


Description

The fore wings are black. At the outer edge there is a chain of little blue spots. Some blue spots dominate the wing.
The underside of Graphium stresemanni is very similar to the upside. But the basic colour of the wing-tip is brown. Next to the body is an additional green area.

The hind wings of Graphium stresemanni are black and they have tails. The edge is wavy. Next to the body there is a large greenish area. At the outer edge there is a chain of little spots.
The underside is very similar to the upside. But,  the basic colour is brown.

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

Sex differences: The female has no blue spots on the wings. The basic colour is brown.


Distribution

Graphium stresemanni 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 1915 by Rothschild. There are no subspecies.


Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

Graphium macleayanus Leach 1814

Graphium weiskei Ribbe 1900


Scientific name

Graphium stresemanni Rothschild 1915


Other names

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Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

AUSTRALASIA / INDOMALAYA (Australia)

 

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