Graphium milon (Milon´s Swallowtail)
Photos for easy identification
The forewings are black. In the middle of wing there is only one chain of big green or turquoise spots. You can sort through this spots like a window.
The underside is a copy of upside, but the ground is brown.
The hind wings are black and have no tails. The margin is ridged. At the margin there is a chain of green or turquoise spots. Nearby the body there are two green or turquoise stripes.
The underside is a copy of upside, but the ground is brown. Furthermore there are some red spots.
The body is black, but the underside is grey.
Here you can see some macro photos of Graphium milon.
The first description of this butterfly was by Felder. There are some subspecies.
- Graphium milon anthedon
- Graphium milon crudus
- Graphium milon dodingesis
- Graphium milon halesus
- Graphium milon sulaensis
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 milon C. & R. Felder ?
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: MILON