Graphium leechi is a butterfly from . The first description was in 1895 by Rothschild. The wingspan is about 6 – 7 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of Graphium leechi is dark-brown or black. The wings are laced with white spots.
Photos for easy identification
The fore wings are dark-brown or black. Many white spots dominate the wing.
The underside of Graphium leechi is very similar to the upside. But, the basic colour is brown.
The hind wings of Graphium leechi are dark-brown or black. The edge is wavy. Many white spots dominate the wing.
The underside is very similar to the upside. But, the basic colour is brown.
The body (abdomen) is black. The thorax and the head are also black. The underside of the abdomen is white.
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Graphium leechi is a butterfly from the Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly in China.
The first description of this butterfly was in 1895 by Rothschild. 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 leechi Rothschild 1895
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: LEECHI