Graphium thule

Graphium thule is a butterfly from Australasia / Indomalaya ecozone (Australia). The first description was in 1865 by Wallace. The wingspan is about 7 – 8 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of Graphium thule is dark-brown or black. 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 thule. Graphium thule is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE from Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia).


Description

The fore wings are dark-brown or black. Many white spots and stripes dominate the wing.
The underside of Graphium thule is very similar to the upside. But, the basic colour is brown.

The hind wings of Graphium thule are dark-brown or black. The edge is wavy. In the middle of the wing there is a white area with black veins. At the outer edge there is a chain of white 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 the abdomen is white.

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Distribution

Graphium thule is a butterfly from the Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.

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

Larval food

General information

The first description of this butterfly was in 1865 by Wallace. There are no subspecies.


Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

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Scientific name

Graphium thule Wallace 1865


Other names

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Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

AUSTRALASIA / INDOMALAYA (Australia)

 

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