Graphium junodi (Junod´s Swordtail)
Graphium junodi, also called Junod´s Swordtail is a . The first description was in 1893 by Trimen. The wingspan is about 7 – 8 cm. Graphium junodi is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The butterfly is dark-brown or black. White or yellowish stripes and spots dominate the wings. Hind wings have long tails.
Photos for easy identification
The forewings are dark-brown or black. At the front edge there is a chain of white or yellowish stripes. In the middle of the wing there is a white or yellowish band. At the outer edge there is a chain of little, white or yellowish spots.
The underside of Graphium junodi is very similar to the upside. But, the basic colour is brown.
The hind wings of Graphium junodi are dark-brown or black and they have long tails. The edge is wavy. Two large white or yellowish bands dominate the wing. At the outer edge there are some small white or yellowish spots.
The underside is very similar to the upside. But, there is an additional red spot. The basic colour is brown.
The body is black-yellow. The thorax and the head are black-yellow. The underside of all parts is yellowish.
Sex differences: ---
The first description of this butterfly was in 1893 by Trimen. 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 junodi Trimen 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: JUNODI