Graphium tynderaeus

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Graphium tynderaeus
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Upperside
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Underside
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Papilionidae
Genus: Graphium
Species: G. tynderaeus
Binomial name
Graphium tynderaeus
(Fabricius, 1793)[1]
Synonyms
  • Papilio tynderaeus Fabricius, 1793
  • Graphium (Arisbe) tynderaeus
  • Papilio nausinous Godart, 1819
  • Papilio tynderaeus var. ochrea Capronnier, 1889
  • Papilio tynderaeus ab. fraudatus Gaede, 1916
  • Papilio tynderaeus ab. incompleta Dufrane, 1936
  • Graphium tynderaeus ab. confluens Berger, 1950

Graphium tynderaeus, the electric green swordtail, is a butterfly in the family Papilionidae. It is found in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, the Republic of the Congo, Angola, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and western Tanzania.[2] Its habitat consists of primary lowland forests.

Males may mud-puddle but are extremely wary if approached.

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