Graphium eurous (Sixbar Swordtail)
Graphium eurous, also called Sixbar Swordtail is a butterfly from . The first description was in 1893 by Leech. The wingspan is about 6 – 7 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of Graphium eurous is white or yellowish. Some black bars dominate the wings.
Photos for easy identification
The fore wings are white. Many black bars dominate the wing.
The underside of Graphium eurous is very similar to the upside. But, the basic colour is yellowish.
The hind wings of Graphium eurous are white and they have tails. The edge is wavy. Some black bars dominate the wing. The back part of the wing is black and contains some blue spots. At the inner edge there is a blue eye with orange eye-shadow.
The underside is very similar to the upside. But, the basic colour is yellowish.
The body (abdomen) is black. The thorax and the head are also black. The underside of all parts is yellowish.
Sex differences: ---
- Neolitsea variabillima
- Persea odoratissima
The first description of this butterfly was in 1893 by Leech. There are two subspecies.
- Graphium eurous asakurae [Matsumura]
- Graphium eurous inthanon [Katajama, 1986]
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 eurous Leech 1893
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: EUROUS