Battus laodamas is a . 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
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.
Sex differences: ---
- Aristolochia tentaculata
The first description of this butterfly was in 1859 by C. & R. Felder. There are three subspecies.
- Battus laodamas copanae [Reakirt, 1863]
- Battus laodamas iopas [Godman & Salvin, 1897]
- Battus laodamas rhipidius [Rothschild & Jordan, 1906]
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 laodamas C. & R. Felder 1859
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: LAODAMAS