Euryades corethrus

Euryades corethrus is a butterfly from Neotropic ecozone (South America). The first description was in 1836 by Boisduval. The wingspan is about 7– 8 cm. Euryades corethrus is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of this butterfly is brown or black. Yellow and red spots 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
Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer
Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer

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


Description

The forewings are brown. In the middle of the wing there is a chain of yellow spots.
The underside of Euryades corethrus is very similar to the upside.

The hind wings of Euryades corethrus are black and they have no tails. The edge is wavy. Many yellow spots dominate the wing. At the outer edge there is a chain of red spots.
The underside is very similar to the upside.

The body (abdomen) is black. The thorax is black. The head is black. The underside of all parts is black. The underside of the thorax have red spots.

Sex differences: The female is brown and has no red or yellow spots.


Distribution

Euryades corethrus is a butterfly from the Neotropic (South America) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly from Brazil until Argentina.

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 1836 by Boisduval. There are no subspecies.


Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

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Scientific name

Euryades corethrus Boisduval 1836


Other names

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Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

NEOTROPIC (South America)

 

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