Graphium adamastor

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Graphium adamastor
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Papilionidae
Genus: Graphium
Species: G. adamastor
Binomial name
Graphium adamastor
(Boisduval, 1836)[1]
Synonyms
  • Papilio adamastor Boisduval, 1836
  • Graphium (Arisbe) adamastor
  • Papilio (Cosmodesmus) charcedonius ab. guineensis Dufrane, 1946
  • Pailio (Cosmodesmus) charcedonius ab. houzeaui Dufrane, 1946
  • Graphium adamastor dimbroko Berger, 1950
  • Graphium adamastor zongo Berger, 1950

Graphium adamastor, the Boisduval's white lady, is a butterfly in the family Papilionidae (swallowtails). It is found in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Mali, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon, the Republic of the Congo, the Central African Republic and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.[2] Its habitat consists of dry forests and the transition zone between forests and the Guinea savanna.

Adult females mimic Amauris damocles. Both sexes feed from flowers, including Calodendrum splendens.

The larvae feed on various Annonaceae species.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Graphium, Site of Markku Savela
  2. ^ "Afrotropical Butterflies: File C – Papilionidae - Tribe Leptocercini".