Graphium gelon is a butterfly from . The first description was in 1859 by Boisduval. The wingspan is about 5 – 6 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of Graphium gelon is black. Green spots and stripes dominate the wings.
Photos for easy identification
The fore wings are black. A chain of green spots dominates the wing.
The underside of Graphium gelon is very similar to the upside. But, the basic colour is dark-brown. And the spots are light-green.
The hind wings of Graphium gelon are black. The edge is wavy. A green stripe dominates the wing.
The underside is very similar to the upside. But, the basic colour is dark-brown. And the stripe is light-green.
The body (abdomen) is black. The thorax and the head are also black. The underside of all parts is brown.
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Graphium gelon is a butterfly from the Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly on New Caledonia.
The first description of this butterfly was in 1859 by Boisduval. Thereare 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 gelon Boisduval 1859
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: GELON