Battus devilliersii

Battus devilliersii is a butterfly from Neotropic ecozone (South America). The first description was in 1823 by Godart. The wingspan is about 9 – 10 cm. Battus devilliersii is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of this butterfly is black. White spots and a blue structure-colour dominate the wings. The hind wings have tails.



Photos for easy identification

Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer
Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer
Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer
Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer

Here you can see some photos of Battus devilliersii (male above / female below).  Battus devilliersii is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE from Neotropic ecozone (South America).

Description

The forewings are black. At the outer edge there is a chains of tiny, white spots.
The underside of Battus devilliersii is very similar to the upside. But, the basic colour is brown. A part of the wing has a blue structure-colour.

The hind wings of Battus devilliersii are black and they have a blue structure-colour. The wings have tails. The edge is wavy. At the outer edge there is a chain of large, white spots.
The underside is dark brown or black. At the outer edge there is a chain of  red-white spots. In the middle of the wing there are two white spots.

The body (abdomen) is black. The thorax is black. The head is black and has white spots. The underside of all parts is black. The underside of thorax has white spots.

Sex differences: The female has additional white spots on the hind wings (underside).


Distribution

Battus devilliersii is a butterfly from the Neotropic (South America) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly Cuba and the Bahamas.

This world map shows the ecozones in which this butterfly is distributed.

Larval food

Aristolochiaceae:

General information

The first description of this butterfly was in 1823 by Godart. There are no subspecies.


Protection provisions / Red List

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Scientific name

Battus devilliersii Godart 1823


Other names

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Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

NEOTROPIC (South America)

 

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