Graphium almansor

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Graphium almansor
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Papilionidae
Genus: Graphium
Species: G. almansor
Binomial name
Graphium almansor
(Honrath, 1884)[1]
Synonyms
  • Papilio almansor Honrath, 1884
  • Graphium (Arisbe) almansor
  • Graphium almansor almansor f. albescens Berger, 1950
  • Graphium almansor almansor f. depuncta Berger, 1950
  • Papilio charcedonius birbiri Ungemach, 1932
  • Papilio charchedonius Karsch, 1895
  • Papilio escherichi Gaede, 1915
  • Graphium almansor snowi Gabriel, 1945
  • Papilio uganda Lathy, 1906
  • Papilio graueri Grünberg, 1908

Graphium almansor, the Almansor white-lady swordtail or Honrath's white lady, is a butterfly in the family Papilionidae (swallowtails). It is found in Guinea, Ghana, Togo, Nigeria, Cameroon, the Republic of the Congo, Angola, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia and possibly Rwanda and Burundi.[2]

Adults of both sexes mimic Amauris species, including Amauris damocles and species of the Amauris echeria-group. Males are attracted to damp spots on river banks (mud-puddling) and both sexes feed from flowers.

The larvae feed on Pseudospondias microcarpa.

Subspecies[edit]

  • Graphium almansor almansor (Angola, Democratic Republic of the Congo, northern Zambia)
  • Graphium almansor birbiri (Ungemach, 1932) (south-western Ethiopia)
  • Graphium almansor carchedonius (Karsch, 1895) (Guinea, Ghana, Togo)
  • Graphium almansor escherichi (Gaede, 1915) (eastern Nigeria, Cameroon, Congo, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, southern Sudan, Uganda)
  • Graphium almansor uganda (Lathy, 1906) (Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, south-western Kenya, north-western Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi)

References[edit]

  • Carcasson, R.H 1960 The Swallowtail Butterflies of East Africa (Lepidoptera,Papilionidae). Journal of the East Africa Natural History Society pdf Key to East Africa members of the species group, diagnostic and other notes and figures. (Permission to host granted by The East Africa Natural History Society
  • Lewis, H. L., 1974 Butterflies of the World ISBN 0-245-52097-X page 89, figure 2.