Graphium idaeoides is a butterfly from . The first description was in 1853 by Hewitson. The wingspan is about 13 – 14 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colours of Graphium idaeoides are black and white. It mimics a toxic butterfly (Idea leuconoe).
Photos for easy identification
The fore wings are white. Many, black spots and stripes dominate the wing.
The underside of Graphium idaeoides is very similar to the upside.
The hind wings of Graphium idaeoides are white. The edge is wavy. Many, black spots and stripes dominate the wing.
The underside is very similar to the upside.
The body (abdomen) is black-white-striped. The thorax and the head are black-white-striped.The underside of all parts is also black-white-striped.
Sex differences: ---
Graphium idaeoides is a butterfly from the Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly on the Philippines.
The first description of this butterfly was in 1853 by Hewitson. There is only one subspecies.
- Graphium idaeoides neergaardi [Page & Treadaway, 2003]
This butterfly mimics a toxic butterfly named Idea leuconoe.
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
Idea leuconoe Erichson 1834
Graphium idaeoides Hewitson 1853
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: IDAEOIDES