Graphium schubotzi

Graphium schubotzi is a butterfly from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa). The first description was in 1913 by Schultze. The wingspan is about 7 – 8 cm. Graphium schubotzi is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of this butterfly is brown. White spots and areas dominate the wings. The hind wings have no tails.

Photos for easy identification

Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer
Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer

Here you can see some photos of Graphium schubotzi. Graphium schubotziis a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa).


The fore wings are brown. In the middle of the wing there is a chain of white spots.
The underside of Graphium schubotzi is very similar to the upside. 

The hind wings of Graphium schubotzi are brown. The edge is wavy. Next to the body there is a large, white area with dark veins.
The underside is very similar to the upside. But, next to the body there are two additional, black spots.

The body (abdomen) is black. The thorax and the head are black. The underside of the abdomen is yellowish. 

Sex differences: ---


Graphium schubotzi is a butterfly from the Afrotropic (Africa) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly from Cameroon until Democratic Republic of the Congo.

This world map shows the ecozones in which this butterfly is distributed.

Larval food


General information

The first description of this butterfly was in 1913 by Schultze. There are no subspecies.

Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

Graphium agamedes Westwood 1842

Scientific name

Graphium schubotzi Schultze 1913

Other names


Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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