, the Graphium illyris Cream-banded Swordtail, is a forest butterfly of the family, native to the Swallowtail ( Papilionidae) Afrotropic ecozone.
Habitat [ edit ]
Tropical and subtropical ecoregions.
Status and biology [ edit ]
It is an uncommon to rare species and is seasonal in West Africa (with adults on wing mainly in February and March). Males
mud-puddle, and are attracted to rotten fish as well as perspiration on humans. [2 ]
Subspecies [ edit ]
G. i. illyris (Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, C.Ghana)
G. i. flavisparsus (Fruhstorfer, 1903) (Equatorial Guinea)
G. i. girardeaui (Guilbot & Plantrou, 1978) (Central African Republic)
G. i. hamatus (Joicey & Talbot, 1918) (Nigeria, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Congo, Congo Republic, Tanzania)
References [ edit ]
Sources [ edit ]
Guilbot, R. and Plantrou, J. (1978). Note sur Graphium illyris (Hewitson) et revision systematique de I'espece.
Bulletin de la 83: 68-73. Societe Entomologique de France Smith, C.R. & Vane-Wright, R.I. 2001 A review of the Afrotropical species of the genus Graphium (Lepidoptera: Rhopalocera:Papilionidae)
Bull. Nat. Hist. Mus. Ent. Ser. 70 (2): 503-719