Graphium ucalegon (Creamy Graphium)

Graphium ucalegon, also called Creamy Graphium is a butterfly from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa). The first description was in 1865 by Hewitson. The wingspan is about 8 – 9 cm. Graphium ucalegon is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of this butterfly is brown. A chain of large, yellow spots dominates the fore wings. The hind wings have no tails.



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 ucalegon (Creamy Graphium). Graphium ucalegon is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa).

Description

The fore wings are brown. In the middle of the wing there is a chain of large, yellow spots.
The underside of Graphium ucalegon is very similar to the upside. 

The hind wings of Graphium ucalegon are brown. The edge is wavy. Next to the body there is a large, yellow band.
The underside is very similar to the upside. Next to the body there is a red area with black spots.

The body (abdomen) is yellow-black. The thorax and the head are black. The underside of the abdomen is yellowish. 

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Distribution

Graphium ucalegon is a butterfly from the Afrotropic (Africa) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly from Nigeria until Angola and Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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 1865 by Hewitson. There are two subspecies.

Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

Graphium hachei Dewitz 1881


Scientific name

Graphium ucalegon Hewitson 1865


Other names

Creamy Graphium


Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

AFROTROPIC (Africa)

 

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