Photos for easy identification
The forewings are black. At the margin there is a chain of little greenish spots. In the middle of wing there is also a chain of greenish spots. At the wing leading edge there are some short greenish stripes.
The underside is a copy of upside, but the ground is brown and spots and stripes are palish.
The hind wings are black and have no tails. The margin is ridged. At the margin there is a chain of little greenish spots. Nearby the body there is a greenish area.
The underside is a copy of upside, but the ground is brown and spots and stripes are palish. Furthermore there are some red spots.
The body is black, but the opisthosoma is greenish.
Here you can see some macro photos of Graphium meyeri.
The first description of this butterfly was in 1874 by Hopffer. There is only one subspecies.
- Graphium meyeri extremum [Tsukada & Nishiyama]
Protection provisions / Red List
- CITES: (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora):
-no entry- (as at 23.06.2005)
- EU regulation on trading with species of wild Fauna and Flora
-no entry- (as at 19.08.2005)
- IUCN Red List of threatened species:
-no entry- (as at 2004) (see: www.redlist.org/)
Similar and closely-related species
Graphium meyeri Hopffer 1874
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: MEYERI