Graphium adamastor (Boisduval´s White-Lady)
Graphium adamastor, also called Boisduval´s White-Lady is a . The first description was in 1836 by Boisduval. The wingspan is about 7 – 8 cm. Graphium adamastor is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of this butterfly is dark-brown or black. Many white spots dominate the wings. The hind wings have no tails.
Photos for easy identification
The fore wings are dark-brown or black. Many, white spots dominate the wing.
The underside of Graphium adamastor is very similar to the upside. But, the basic colour is brown.
The hind wings of Graphium adamastor are black. The edge is wavy. Next to the body there is a large, white area with dark veins. At the outer edge there are two chains of little, 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 yellow.
Sex differences: ---
The first description of this butterfly was in 1836 by Boisduval. There are no subspecies.
Protection provisions / Red List
- CITES: (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora):
- EU regulation on trading with species of wild Fauna and Flora
- IUCN Red List of threatened species:
Similar and closely-related species
Graphium adamastor Boisduval 1836
Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree
- Kingdom: ANIMALIA
- Phylum: ARTHROPODA
- Class: INSECTA
- Order: LEPIDOPTERA
- Suborder: DITRYSIA
- Superfamily: PAPILIONOIDEA
- Family: PAPILIONIDAE
- Subfamilie: PAPILIONINAE
- Tribe: LEPTOCIRCINI
- Genus: GRAPHIUM
- Specific name: ADAMASTOR