Graphium dorcus is a butterfly from . The first description was in 1840 by de Haan. The wingspan is about 8 – 10 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of Graphium dorcus is dark-brown. White bars dominate the fore wing.
Photos for easy identification
The fore wings are dark-brown. Two white bars dominate the wing.
The underside of Graphium dorcus is very similar to the upside.
The hind wings of Graphium dorcus are white and they have very long tails. The edge is wavy. Two dark-brown bars dominate the wing. Some black and red spots from the underside shine through the wing. The outer edge of the wing is dark-brown.
The underside is very similar to the upside. But, there are some additional red spots.
The body (abdomen) is black. The thorax and the head are also black. The underside of all parts are white.
Sex differences: ---
The first description of this butterfly was in 1840 by de Haan. There are no subspecies.
Protection provisions / Red List
- CITES: (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora):
-no entry- (as at 14.10.2010)
- EU regulation on trading with species of wild Fauna and Flora
-no entry- (as at 12.08.2010)
- IUCN Red List of threatened species:
-no entry- (as at 2010) (see: www. redlist.org/)
Similar and closely-related species
Graphium dorcus de Haan 1840
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: DORCUS