Graphium sarpedon

Graphium sarpedon

Graphium sarpedon

(Blue Triangle)

FAMILY

Papilionidae

Species

Graphium sarpedon

Common name

Blue Triangle

Main colour(s)

Black and blue

Distinctive feature

Wingspan 57/60 mm

Campus

Cairns, Townsville

Description

Larvae are commonly found on species of the Lauraceae or laurels, as well as some other plants such as Clerodendrum spp. Mature larvae 44 mm long, yellowish-olive, green to bluish-green with minute yellowish spots, several spines present. Adults are black with a broad turquoise-blue band and some spots, lower surface is brown to blue