Battus laodamas

Battus laodamas is a butterfly from Neotropic ecozone (South America). The first description was in 1859 by C. & R. Felder. The wingspan is about 9 – 10 cm. Battus laodamas is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of this butterfly is darkbrown. Yellowish spots and a greenish structure-colour dominate the wings. The hind wings have no tails.



Photos for easy identification

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

Here you can see some photos of Battus laodamas (male).  Battus laodamas is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE from Neotropic ecozone (South America).


Description

The forewings are darkbrown.
The underside of Battus laodamas is very similar to the upside. But, at the outer edge there are some yellowish spots.

The hind wings of Battus laodamas are darkbrown and they have a greenish structure-colour. The wings have no tails. The edge is wavy. In the middle of the wing there is a chain of yellowish spots.
The underside is darkbrown. At the outer edge there is a chain of red spots.

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

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Distribution

Battus laodamas is a butterfly from the Neotropic (South America) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly from Mexico until Colombia and Venezuela.


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 1859 by C. & R. Felder. There are three subspecies.

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

Here you can see the subspecies Battus laodamas copanae (male). The wingspan is about 10 cm.


Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

Battus belus Cramer 1777

Battus crassus Cramer 1777


Scientific name

Battus laodamas C. & R. Felder 1859


Other names

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Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

NEOTROPIC (South America)

 

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