Battus madyes

Battus madyes is a butterfly from Neotropic ecozone (South America). The first description was in 1846 by Doubleday. The wingspan is about 9 – 10 cm. Battus madyes is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of this butterfly is brown or dark brown. Yellowish spots and bands 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 madyes.  Battus madyes is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE from Neotropic ecozone (South America).


Description

The forewings are brown or dark brown. A yellow band with dark veins dominates the wing.
The underside of Battus madyes is very similar to the upside.

The hind wings of Battus madyes are dark brown and they have no tails. The edge is wavy. At the outer edge there is a chain of yellow spots.
The underside is yellowish. The veins are dark. At the outer edge there are a chain of yellow spots and a chain of little blue spots.

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

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Distribution

Battus madyes is a butterfly from the Neotropic (South America) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly from Ecuador until Bolivia and Argentinia.


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

Larval food

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General information

The first description of this butterfly was in 1846 by Doubleday. There are eleven subspecies.

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

Here you can see the subspecies Battus madyes chlorodamas. The wingspan is about 9 cm.

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 the subspecies Battus  madyes philetas (male left / female right). The wingspan is about 9 - 10 cm.


Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

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Scientific name

Battus madyes Doubleday 1846


Other names

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Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

NEOTROPIC (South America)

 

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