Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

Subspecies Graphium eurypylus nyctimus (Waterhouse & Lyell, 1914)




Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Yampi Sound, WA, Melville Is., Daly River Crossing, Darwin, Alligator River, Cobourg Peninsula and Groote Eylandt, NT, and possibly Doomadgee, QLD.

Australian Endemic.

Note that conversion of the original AFD map of states, drainage basins and coastal and oceanic zones to IBRA and IMCRA regions may have produced errors. The new maps will be reviewed and corrected as updates occur. The maps may not indicate the entire distribution. See further details below.
IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)
drainage basins and coastal and oceanic zones (map not available)


NT, Qld, WA: Arnhem Coast (ARC), Arnhem Plateau (ARP), Central Arnhem (CA), Central Kimberley (CK), Cape York Peninsula (CYP), Daly Basin (DAB), Darwin Coastal (DAC), Dampierland (DL), Einasleigh Uplands (EIU), Gulf Fall and Uplands (GFU), Gulf Coastal (GUC), Gulf Plains (GUP), Mount Isa Inlier (MII), Northern Kimberley (NK), Ord Victoria Plain (OVP), Pine Creek (PCK), Tiwi Cobourg (TIW), Victoria Bonaparte (VB)

Original AFD Distribution Data

Australian Region

  • Australia
    • Northern Territory: N Gulf, N coastal
    • Queensland: N Gulf
    • Western Australia: N coastal

Ecological Descriptors

Larva: herbivore (associated flora: Polyalthia nitidissima (Dunal) Benth. [ANNONACEAE] Canary Beech).

Extra Ecological Information

Larvae recorded November and December.


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
26-Feb-2021 PAPILIONOIDEA 26-Feb-2021 MODIFIED Dr Michael Braby
04-Jun-2020 PAPILIONOIDEA 21-Dec-2020 MODIFIED Dr Michael Braby
04-Jun-2020 PAPILIONIDAE Latreille, 1802 26-Feb-2021 MODIFIED
06-Sep-2017 PAPILIONOIDEA 26-Feb-2021 MODIFIED
04-Sep-2013 Graphium Scopoli, 1777 26-Feb-2021 MODIFIED
05-Mar-2013 26-Feb-2021 MODIFIED
30-Mar-2012 26-Feb-2021 MODIFIED
28-Mar-2012 26-Feb-2021 MODIFIED
28-Mar-2012 26-Feb-2021 MODIFIED
26-Feb-2021 MODIFIED