Graphium antiphates (Fivebar Swordtail, Fünfstrich Schwertschwanz)
Graphium antiphates, also called Fivebar Swordtail or Fünfstrich Schwertschwanz is a nice butterfly from Australasia & Indomalaya ecozone (Australia). The first description was in 1775 by Cramer. With a wingspan of 7.0 – 8.0 cm the Fivebar Swordtail is a small member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The butterfly is white and has typical black tiger strips. The hindewings have long tails.
The Fivebar Swordtail, Graphium antiphates is from Palaearctic (Asia) (China, Mongolia) and Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia), but its biggest distribution is in Australia.
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