Graphium tamerlana is a butterfly from . The first description was in 1876 by Oberthür. The wingspan is about 7 – 8 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of Graphium tamerlana is white. Black bars dominate the wings.
Photos for easy identification
The fore wings are white. Many black bars dominate the wing. The outer edge is black and it contains one white bar.
The underside of Graphium tamerlana is very similar to the upside. But, the basic colour is yellowish.
The hind wings of Graphium tamerlana are white and they have tails. The edge is wavy. Some black bars dominate the wing. The back part of the wing is black and it contains some blue spots. At the inner edge there is a blue eye with orange eye-shadow.
The underside is very similar to the upside. But, the basic colour is yellowish.At the front edge there is a yellow spot.
The body (abdomen) is black. The thorax and the head are also black. The underside of all parts is yellowish.
Sex differences: ---
The first description of this butterfly was in 1876 by Oberthür. There is only one subspecies.
- Graphium tamerlana taliensis [Bang-Haas; 1927]
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 tamerlana Oberthür 1876
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: TAMERLANA