Graphium agamedes (Westwood´s White-Lady, Glassy Graphium)
Graphium agamedes, also called Westwood´s White-Lady is a . The first description was in 1842 by Westwood. The wingspan is about 7 – 8 cm. Graphium agamedes is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of this butterfly is brown. Some parts of the wings are transparent. A broad white band dominates the wings. The hind wings have no tails.
Photos for easy identification
The fore wings are brown and some parts of the wings are transparent. A broad, white band with dark veins dominates the wing.
The underside of Graphium agamedes is very similar to the upside.
The hind wings of Graphium agamedes are brown. 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.
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 1842 by Westwood. 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 agamedes Westwood 1842
Westwood´s White-Lady, Glayys Graphium
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: AGAMEDES