Native Animals

Graphium sarpedon

Common Blue Bottle
LC
Least Concern
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
ver 3.1, 2021
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SSN 42256
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Taxonomy

The taxonomic status is pending for approval

Description

Graphium sarpedon, commonly known as Common Bluebottle is a tailless swallowtail butterfly measuring about 4.0 cm (Kirton, 2014). It can easily be identified by the pale blue-green stripe running from the apex of the forewing to the internal border of the hindwing. It has black upperside and brown underside. There is also some red spotting on the underside of the hindwing. Both sexes are alike except for the scent fold on the hindwing of the male (Corbet & Pendelbury, 1978).

The Common Bluebottle is widely distributed from India to Japan, throughout Southeast Asia, the Papuan region, and parts of Australia. It commonly inhabits forest, the forest edge, and sometimes villages at all elevations (Kirton, 2014).

Assessment

Year Published Assessment Red List Category Version
2021 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Least Concern (LC)
3.1

Location

by State Location
  • Penang 1
  • Terengganu 2
  • Federal Territories of Kuala Lumpur 1
by Protected Areas Location
  • Wildlife Sanctuary/Reserve 1
Based on publications, specimens, and images

Specimen

Collection Center   Total
3

Biodiversity Experts

Profile
Aishah Hani Azil (Dr.)
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
  • Insects
  • Mosquitoes
  • Biodiversity
  • Medical
  • Science
Azidah Abdul Aziz (Dr.)
University of Malaya (UM)
  • Insects (Taxonomy)
  • Biodiversity
  • PM
Fatimah Abang (Prof. Dr.)
Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS)
  • Insects
  • Butterflies and Moths
  • Biodiversity
  • Marine & Coastal
  • SBH
  • SWK
Heo Chong Chin (Dr.)
Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)
  • Insects
  • Biodiversity
  • Ecosystems
  • Medical
  • Science
  • PM
  • SBH
  • SWK
Khaironizam Md Zain (Dr.)
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
  • Fishes
  • Insects
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Ecosystems
  • Science
  • PM
Liew Thor Seng (Dr.)
Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS)
  • Insects
  • Molluscs
  • Biodiversity
  • Data Analysis
  • Conservation
  • Ecosystems
  • Evolution
  • Genetics
  • PM
  • SBH
  • SWK
  • SEA
Nivaarani Arumugam (Ms.)
Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK)
  • Insects
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Ecosystems
  • Forest
  • PM
  • SBH
Noor Azrizal Bin Abdul Wahid (Dr.)
University of Malaya (UM)
  • Insects
  • Molecular
  • Systematics
  • Evolution
  • Parasitology
  • Entomology
  • PM
Raja Muhammad Zuha (Dr.)
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
  • Insects
  • Biodiversity
  • Education
  • Taxonomy
  • Science
  • Law and Policy
  • PM
Rosli Hashim (Prof. Dr.)
University of Malaya (UM)
  • Birds (Ecology)
  • Mammals (Ecology)
  • Spiders
  • Insects
  • Biodiversity
  • Protected Areas
  • PM
  • W
Suhaila Abd Hamid (Assoc. Prof. Dr.)
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
  • Insects
  • Insects (Taxonomy)
  • Insects (Ecology)
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Ecosystems
  • Water
  • PM
Sze Huei Yek (Dr.)
Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS)
  • Ants
  • Insects
  • Mosquitoes
  • Biodiversity
  • Ecology
  • Entomology
  • Evolution
  • PM
  • SBH
  • SWK
  • SEA
Tan Li Peng (Dr.)
Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK)
  • Arachnids
  • Insects
  • Agriculture
  • Biodiversity
  • Forest
  • PM
PM - Peninsular Malaysia; SBH - Sabah; SWK - Sarawak; SEA - Southeast Asia; W - World;

References

Article
  1. Tan, C.C., Tajuddin, S., Mahat, M.F. & Tan, P.E. (2015). A Checklist of Butterflies of Tasek Bera Ramsar Site, Pahang, Malaysia. Journal of Wildlife and Parks 30: pp. 15-26
Book
  1. Corbet, A.S. & Pendlebury, H.M. (1993). The Butterflies of the Malay Peninsula, Issue/No. . Malaysian Nature Society, Malaysia. pp. 597.
  2. Faridah, M., Ibrahim, Y.S., Nursalwa, B., Abd Rahman Azmi, A.A. & Borkhanuddin, M.H. (2017). Invertebrates of Setiu Wetlands, Issue/No. . Penerbit UMT, Malaysia. pp. 1-209.
  3. Kirton, L.G. (2014). A Naturalist's Guide to the Butterflies of Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand, Issue/No. . John Beaufoy Publishing, England. pp. 176.
  4. Latiff, A. (2010). Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve: Green Lung of Kuala Lumpur, Issue/No. . Jabatan Perhutanan Semenanjung Malaysia, Malaysia. pp. 100.
  5. Praveena, B.K. & Maria Arlene, J.A.S. (2013). Compendium of Facts and Figures. 2nd Edition, Issue/No. . Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM), Malaysia. pp. 161.
Online
  1. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved November 30, 2016, from http://www.iucnredlist.org
  2. Malaysia Butterfly Checklist. Nature Society (Singapore). Retrieved February 18, 2021, from http://www.nss.org.sg/butterflies_list/check_list.php?cl_mst.id=1&ac=v
Unpublish
  1. Checklist of Biodiversity of Setiu (2019)

Acknowledgements :- Mr. Abdul Razak Mohd Nor Rasid, Ms. Aida Salihah Binti Abu Bakar, Ms. Ajla Rafidah Baharom, Mrs. Aziemah Binti Kinan, Dr. Farizawati Sabri, Mr. Mohamad Firdaus Bin Mohamad Ridzwan, Ms. Noor Zahidah Binti Ahmad Sobri, Ms. Norazah Binti Norddin, Ms. Nurfadzilah Bt Azmi, Ms. Nurfarhana Hizan Binti Hijas, Ms. Nurul Athirah Liyana Bt Abdul Rashid, Ms. Siti Zubaidah Binti Abdul Latif, Mr. Tan Kok Kiat & Mr. Yasser Mohamed Arifin

Photo credit :- Abdul Razak Mohd Nor Rasid, GC Gan, Ng Yong Foo, Phon Chooi Khim, Tan Sin Hoong & Yasser Arifin

Species Citation :- Graphium sarpedon. Malaysia Biodiversity Information System (MyBIS). Accessed via https://www.mybis.gov.my/sp/42256. [Retrieved 01 July 2022].

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