Graphium wallacei is a butterfly from . The first description was in 1852 by Hewitson. The wingspan is about 8 – 9 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of Graphium wallacei is dark-brown. One chain of big, yellowish or green spots dominates the wings.
Photos for easy identification
The fore wings are dark-brown. In the middle of the wing there is a chain of big, yellowish or green spots. At the outer edge and at the front edge there are some little, yellowish spots.
The underside of Graphium wallacei is very similar to the upside. But, the basic colour is brown.
The hind wings of Graphium wallacei are bicoloured. The edge is wavy. The outer part is dark-brown. And the inner part is brown and contains a big, yellowish or green area.
The underside is very similar to the upside. But, the basic colour is brown. There are some additional red spots.
The body (abdomen) is brown. The thorax and the head are brown. The underside of all parts is yellowish.
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Graphium wallacei is a butterfly from the Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly in Newguinea.
- Annona muricata
The first description of this butterfly was in 1852 by Hewitson. There are only one subspecies.
- Graphium wallacei rubrosignatus [Rothschild, 1895]
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 wallacei Hewitson 1852
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: WALLACEI