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Graphium sarpedon Linnaeus, 1758

Имаго  Graphium sarpedon


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Papilionoidea family Papilionidae subfamily Papilioninae tribe Leptocircini genus Graphium subgenus Idaides → species Graphium sarpedon

Species name(s)

Graphium (Idaides) sarpedon Linnaeus, 1758 = Papilio sarpedon Linnaeus, 1758 = Chlorisses helena Swainson, 1851 = Semicaudati choredon Koch, 1860 = Zetides sarpedon = Graphium (Graphium) sarpedon = Graphium sarpedon sarpedon = Papilio choredon Felder & Felder, 1864 = Graphium sarpedon kawaimitsuoi Fujioka, 1997 = Papilio sarpedon halesus Fruhstorfer, 1907 = Papilio impar shortlandica Ribbe , 1900 = Papilio sarpedon connectens Fruhstorfer, 1906 = Papilio sarpedon citricinctus Fruhstorfer, 1899 = Papilio sarpedon morius Fruhstorfer, 1908 = Papilio sarpedon semifasciatus Honrath, 1888 = Papilio sarpedon sarpedonides Fruhstorfer, 1908 = Papilio sarpedon temnus Fruhstorfer, 1907 = Papilio sarpedon impar Rothschild, 1895 = Papilio sarpedon colus Fruhstorfer, 1907 = Papilio sarpedon luctatius Fruhstorfer, 1907 = Papilio sarpedon messogis Fruhstorfer, 1907 = Papilio sarpedon rufofervidus Fruhstorfer, 1898 = Papilio sarpedon corycus Fruhstorfer, 1907 = Papilio sarpedon melas Fruhstorfer, 1907 = Papilio sarpedon pagus Fruhstorfer, 1907 = Papilio sarpedon imparilis Rothschild, 1895 = Papilio sarpedon timorensis Rothschild 1896 = Papilio sarpedon adonarensis Rothschild, 1896 = Papilio sarpedon dodingensis Rothschild, 1896 = Papilio sarpedon jugans Rothschild, 1896. [9, 85, 187]

Common Bluebottle, The Common Bluebottle.



This species marks on the maps: 1.

Zoogeographical regions


Primary colors

Green, Blue, Brown/Gray/Black.

Имаго  Graphium sarpedon

Detailed information with references

Imago Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Wingspan 60-70 mm. Similar black and blue species toG. cloanthusbut darker blue, FW usually without any cell spot, HW tailess, with narrower discal blue-green band and a series of submarginal green lunules on UpH. [144].

Larva food plants / other food objects

  • Cinnamomum camphora, Cinnamomum porrectus, Cinnamomum zeylanicum, Litsea cubeba, Litsea glutinosa, Persea americana, Persea kurzii. [144].
  • Питается на различных растениях, включая Cinnamomum camphora (коричник камфарный, камфорный лавр). [85].

Subspecies of Graphium sarpedon


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

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Text data: Peter Khramov, Svetlana Shchavelina.

The species characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.



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15.01.2011 5:10, Dmitriy Pozhogin

teredon - Sri Lanka
sarpedon - India Burma Thailand, Malaysia, Hainan Is, Sumatra, Borneo, The Philippines, Java and Bali
semifasciatus - SE and West China
connectens - Taiwan
nipponum - Japan
rufofervidum - Nias Is
phyris - Mentawei Is
rufocellularis - Bawean
adonarensis - Sumbawa, Adonara, Flores
jugens - Sumba
timorensis - Timor, Wetar
messogis - New Guinea, Kai, Aru, Waigeo
imparilis - New Britain, New Hannover, Bismarck
isander - Bougainville, Guadalcanal, Choessul, St Ysabel, Florida
impar - Rendova, New Georgia
choredon - Australia
gebensis - Gebe Island Indonesia

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