Graphium stresemanni is a butterfly from . The first description was in 1915 by Rothschild. The wingspan is about 7 – 8 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of Graphium stresemanni is black. Large blue spots and green areas dominate the wings.
Photos for easy identification
The fore wings are black. At the outer edge there is a chain of little blue spots. Some blue spots dominate the wing.
The underside of Graphium stresemanni is very similar to the upside. But the basic colour of the wing-tip is brown. Next to the body is an additional green area.
The hind wings of Graphium stresemanni are black and they have tails. The edge is wavy. Next to the body there is a large greenish area. At the outer edge there is a chain of little spots.
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 black. The underside of all parts is brown.
Sex differences: The female has no blue spots on the wings. The basic colour is brown.
The first description of this butterfly was in 1915 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:
Graphium stresemanni Rothschild 1915
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: STRESEMANNI