Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

Species Graphium macleayanum (Leach, 1814)

Macleay's Swallowtail



Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Queensland, Tasmania, Victoria

Extra Distribution Information

Extralimital distribution—Papua New Guinea.

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)


ACT, NSW, Qld, Tas, Vic: Australian Alps (AA), Brigalow Belt North (BBN), Brigalow Belt South (BBS), Ben Lomond (BEL), Broken Hill Complex (BHC), Central Mackay Coast (CMC), Cobar Peneplain (CP), Cape York Peninsula (CYP), Desert Uplands (DEU), Darling Riverine Plains (DRP), Einasleigh Uplands (EIU), Flinders (FLI), King (KIN), Murray Darling Depression (MDD), Mulga Lands (ML), Nandewar (NAN), Naracoorte Coastal Plain (NCP), New England Tablelands (NET), NSW North Coast (NNC), NSW South Western Slopes (NSS), Riverina (RIV), Sydney Basin (SB), South East Coastal Plain (SCP), South East Corner (SEC), South Eastern Highlands (SEH), South Eastern Queensland (SEQ), Tasmanian Central Highlands (TCH), Tasmanian Northern Midlands (TNM), Tasmanian Northern Slopes (TNS), Tasmanian South East (TSE), Tasmanian Southern Ranges (TSR), Tasmanian West (TWE), Victorian Midlands (VM), Victorian Volcanic Plain (VVP), Wet Tropics (WT)

Other Regions

Lord Howe Island terrestrial & freshwater

Original AFD Distribution Data

Australian Region

  • Australia
    • Australian Capital Territory
    • Lord Howe Island
    • New South Wales: Murray-Darling basin, SE coastal
    • Queensland: NE coastal
    • Tasmania
    • Victoria: Murray-Darling basin, SE coastal
  • Papua New Guinea

Ecological Descriptors

Larva: herbivore (associated flora: Cinnamomum camphora (L.) J.Presl [LAURACEAE] Camphor Laurel; Tasmannia lanceolata (Poir.) A.C.Sm. [WINTERACEAE] Mountain Pepperbush; Daphnandra repandula (F.Muell.) F.Muell. [MONIMIACEAE] Northern Sassafras; Doryphora aromatica (F.M.Bailey) L.S.Sm. [ATHEROSPERMATACEAE] Northern Sassafras; Daphnandra micrantha (Tul.) Benth. [MONIMIACEAE] Socketwood; Cryptocarya erythroxylon Maiden [LAURACEAE]; Cryptocarya hypsopodia F.Muell. [LAURACEAE]; Cryptocarya triplinervis R.Br. [LAURACEAE]; Endiandra discolor Benth. [LAURACEAE]; Endiandra pubens Meisn. [LAURACEAE]; Atherosperma moschatum Labill. [MONIMIACEAE]; Doryphora sassafras Endl. [MONIMIACEAE]; Geijera salicifolia Schott [RUTACEAE]; Tasmannia xerophila M.Gray [WINTERACEAE]).

Extra Ecological Information

Cinnamomum camphora (Lauraceae) is introduced.


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)
04-Feb-2023 PAPILIONOIDEA 04-Feb-2023 MODIFIED Dr Michael Braby (ANU)
13-May-2022 PAPILIONOIDEA 21-Dec-2022 MODIFIED Dr Michael Braby
26-Feb-2021 PAPILIONOIDEA 04-Feb-2023 MODIFIED Dr Michael Braby
04-Jun-2020 PAPILIONOIDEA 04-Feb-2023 MODIFIED Dr Michael Braby
04-Jun-2020 PAPILIONIDAE Latreille, 1802 04-Feb-2023 MODIFIED
06-Sep-2017 PAPILIONOIDEA 04-Feb-2023 MODIFIED
04-Sep-2013 Graphium Scopoli, 1777 04-Feb-2023 MODIFIED
05-Mar-2013 04-Feb-2023 MODIFIED
30-Mar-2012 04-Feb-2023 MODIFIED
28-Mar-2012 04-Feb-2023 MODIFIED
28-Mar-2012 04-Feb-2023 MODIFIED
04-Feb-2023 MODIFIED