Photos for easy identification
The fore wings are black. Many, green spots dominate the wing.
The underside of Graphium cyrnus is very similar to the upside. But, the basic colour is red-brown.
The hind wings of Graphium cyrnus are black. The edge is wavy. Many, green spots dominate the wing.
The underside is very similar to the upside. But, the basic colour is red-brown. There are some additional black spots.
The body (abdomen) is black. The thorax and the head are black and they have yellow spots. The underside of the abdomen is yellowish.
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 cyrnus 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: CYRNUS