Photos for easy identification
The forewings are darkbrown or black. A yellowish area dominates the wing.
The underside of Battus crassus is very similar to the upside.
The hind wings of Battus crassus are black and have a greenish structure-colour. The edge is wavy. Next to the body there is a yellowish area.
The underside is brown. At the outer edge there is a chain of red spots.
The body (abdomen) is in parts yellowish. The thorax is black. The head is black and has white spots. The underside of all parts is black and has white spots.
Sex differences: The female has a smaller yellowish area at the hind wings. The abdomen is brown.
- Aristolochia brasiliensis
The first description of this butterfly was in 1777 by Cramer. There are three subspecies.
Here you can see the subspecies Battus crassus hirundo (male left / female right). The wingspan is about 10 - 12 cm.
Protection provisions / Red List
- CITES: (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora):
- EU regulation on trading with species of wild Fauna and Flora
- IUCN Red List of threatened species:
Battus crassus Cramer 1777
Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree
- Kingdom: ANIMALIA
- Phylum: ARTHROPODA
- Class: INSECTA
- Order: LEPIDOPTERA
- Suborder: DITRYSIA
- Superfamily: PAPILIONOIDEA
- Family: PAPILIONIDAE
- Subfamily: PAPILIONINAE
- Tribe: TROIDINI
- Subtribe: BATTINA
- Genus: BATTUS
- Specific name: CRASSUS