Graphium wallacei

Graphium wallacei is a butterfly from Australasia / Indomalaya ecozone (Australia). The first description was in 1852 by Hewitson. The wingspan is about 8 – 9 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of Graphium wallacei is dark-brown. One chain of big, yellowish or green spots dominates 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 wallacei rubrosignatus. Graphium wallacei is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE from Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia).


Description

The fore wings are dark-brown. In the middle of the wing there is a chain of big, yellowish or green spots. At the outer edge and at the front edge there are some little, yellowish spots.
The underside of Graphium wallacei is very similar to the upside. But, the basic colour is brown.

The hind wings of Graphium wallacei are bicoloured. The edge is wavy. The outer part is dark-brown. And the inner part is brown and contains a big, yellowish or green area.    
The underside is very similar to the upside. But, the basic colour is brown. There are some additional red spots.

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

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Distribution

Graphium wallacei is a butterfly from the Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly in Newguinea.

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

Larval food

General information

The first description of this butterfly was in 1852 by Hewitson. There are only one subspecies.

Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

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Scientific name

Graphium wallacei Hewitson 1852


Other names

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Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

AUSTRALASIA / INDOMALAYA (Australia)

 

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