Graphium morania

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White lady
Graphium morania.JPG
Not evaluated (IUCN 2.3)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Papilionidae
Genus: Graphium
Species: G. morania
Binomial name
Graphium morania
(Angas, 1849)[1]
Synonyms
  • Papilio morania Angas, 1849
  • Graphium morania f. vansoniana Storace, 1953
  • Graphium morania var. holoplaga Grei, 1986

Graphium morania, the white lady or small white-lady swordtail, is a species of butterfly in the family Papilionidae (swallowtails). It is found in Southern Africa.[2]

The wingspan is 50–55 mm in males and 55–60 mm in females. Its fight period is year-round, peaking in November and February.[3]

The larva feed on Uvaria caffra, Artabotrys species, Hexalobus monopetalus, Artabotrys brachypetalus, Artabotrys monteiroae, and Annona senegalensis.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Afrotropical Butterflies: File C – Papilionidae - Tribe Leptocercini
  2. ^ a b Graphium morania, funet.fi
  3. ^ a b Woodhall, Steve (2005). Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa. Cape Town, South Africa: Struik. ISBN 978-1-86872-724-7.