Species Details

@Monowar Hossain,Bangladesh

Spot Swordtail Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Graphium nomius
Family : Papilionidae
Order : Lepidoptera
Class : Insecta
Phylum : Arthropoda
Habitat : Mixed evergreen forest
Description : Upperside white with broad black vertical bands. Close to the margin, the wings possess a broad dark area with small white spots. Hindwing continues the pattern of the forewing, but ends in a pair of highly elongated tails. Underside similar in pattern, but instead of black the main colour is orange. Hindwing on the underside has a discontinuous red band that bends posteriorly to the ventral side of the wing. Body white with dorsal yellow spots.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Zarin Tasnim,Department of Zoology,University of Dhaka;information source:IUCN Red List Bangladesh-2015, www.nic.funet.fi;photo credit & copyright: Monowar Hossain,Jahangirnagar University,Dhaka.more information please contact with us.