Graphium empedovana

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Graphium empedovana, ♂, West Malaysia.


Taxonavigation: Papilionoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Cladus: Pancrustacea
Cladus: Allotriocarida
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Panorpida
Cladus: Amphiesmenoptera
Ordo: Lepidoptera
Subordo: Glossata
Cladus: Coelolepida
Cladus: Myoglossata
Cladus: Neolepidoptera
Infraordo: Heteroneura
Cladus: Eulepidoptera
Cladus: Ditrysia
Cladus: Apoditrysia
Cladus: Obtectomera
Superfamilia: Papilionoidea

Familia: Papilionidae
Subfamilia: Papilioninae
Tribus: Leptocircini
Genus: Graphium
Subgenus: Graphium (Graphium)
Species: Graphium empedovana
Subspecies: G. e. empedovana – G. e. inornatum – G. e. miurai – G. e. splendidulum – G. e. subiensis


Graphium empedovana (Corbet, 1941).

Type locality: Malay Peninsula.

Holotype: BMNH.


  • Papilio empedocles Fabricius, 1787: 10, no. 94; Rothschild, 1895: 427.
    • Invalid: preocc. Papilio empedocles Cramer, 1782, [Sematuridae: Nothus empedocles]. see also Cock & Lamas, 2011.
  • Papilio empedovana Corbet, 1941 J. fed. Malay St. Mus. 18 (5): 805
  • Graphium empedovana (Corbet); D'Abrera, 1982: pl. 131, fig. 4; Eliot, 1992: 75, pl. 5, fig. 6.
  • Graphium codrus empedovana (Corbet); D'Abrera, 1982: 96.
  • Graphium (Graphium) empedovana (Corbet); Page & Treadaway, 2003, Butterflies of the world, 17: 3.


  • D'Abrera, B., 1982. Butterflies of the Oriental Region, Part I Papilionidae, Pieridae, Danaidae: pp. xxi+ 1-244. Hill House, Melbourne. Reference page
  • Cock, M. & Lamas, G., 2011. Sematura Dalman, 1825 (Insecta, Lepidoptera, Sematuridae): proposed precedence over Mania Hubner, 1821. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 68(3): 184–189. PDF. Reference page
  • Eliot, J. N. 1992. With plates by D'Abrera, in Corbet & Pendlebury. The Butterflies of the Malay Peninsula 4th Edn. Malayan Nature Society, Kuala Lumpur. 595pp., 69 pls. Reference page
  • Fabricius, J.C. 1787. Mantissa insectorum, sistens eorum species nuper detectas adiectis characteribus genericis, differentiis specificis, emendationibus, observationibus. Vol. 2: 382 pp. Christ. Gottl. Proft, Hafniae. BHL Reference page
  • Hanafusa, H., 1991: Five new subspecies of Indonesian butterflies (Lep.: Papilionidae, Nymphalidae, Riodinidae). Futao 8: 17–19.
  • Hanafusa, H., 1992: A list of butterflies from Karimata Island, Indonesia. Futao 9: 6–10.
  • Morita, S., 2004: A new subspecies of Graphium empedovana (Corbet, 1941) from Terengganu Province, Malaysia (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae). Futao 47: 20.
  • Rothschild, L.W. 1895. A Revision of the Papilios of the Eastern hemisphere, exclusive of Africa. Novitates Zoologicae 2(3): 167–463, pls 8–10. BHL Text, plates. Reference page