Graphium stratiotes is a butterfly from . The first description was in 1887 by Grose-Smith. The wingspan is about 6 – 7 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of Graphium stratiotes is white.Black stripes and one red spot dominate the wings.
Photos for easy identification
The fore wings are white. The outer edge is black and contains one white stripe. Four short black stripes dominate the wing.
The underside of Graphium stratiotes is very similar to the upside. But, the basic colour is yellowish.
The hind wings of Graphium stratiotes are white and they have long tails. The edge is wavy. Two black stripes from the underside shine-through the wing. The outer edge is black and contains a chain of little, white spots. At the inner edge there is a red spot.
The underside is very similar to the upside. But, the basic colour is yellowish.
The body (abdomen) is yellow-black-striped. The thorax and the head are also yellow-black-striped.
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Graphium stratiotes is a butterfly from the Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly in Indonesia.
The first description of this butterfly was in 1887 by Grose-Smith. There are no subspecies.
Here you can see some macro photos of Graphium stratiotes.
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 stratiotes Grose-Smith 1887
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: STRATIOTES