Eurytides columbus

Eurytides columbus is a butterfly from Neotropic ecozone (South America). The first description was in 1850 by Kollar. The wingspan is about 9 – 11 cm. Eurytides columbus is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The butterfly is yellowish and brown. Hind wings have very long tails.



Photos for easy identification

Photo © by Thomas Neubauer
Photo © by Thomas Neubauer
Photo © by Thomas Neubauer
Photo © by Thomas Neubauer

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


Description

The forewings are yellowish. The margin is dark brown and broad.  At the wing leading edge there are two broad dark brown stripes which conflate with the margin.
The underside is a copy of upside, but the margin is brighter than upside.

The hind wings are yellowish and have very long tails. The tails have yellow  peaks. The margin is ridged and dark brown. Into this dark brown area there are some little white spots. In back there is a red eye.
The underside is a copy of upside.

The body is dark brown.

Sex differences: None.


Macro photographs

Photo © by Thomas Neubauer; 09.09.2006, Macro photograph of Eurytides columbus (upside)
Photo © by Thomas Neubauer; 09.09.2006, Macro photograph of Eurytides columbus (upside)
Photo © by Thomas Neubauer; 09.09.2006, Macro photograph of Eurytides columbus (upside)
Photo © by Thomas Neubauer; 09.09.2006, Macro photograph of Eurytides columbus (underside)
Photo © by Thomas Neubauer; 09.09.2006, Macro photograph of Eurytides columbus (underside)
Photo © by Thomas Neubauer; 09.09.2006, Macro photograph of Eurytides columbus (underside)

Here you can see some macro photographs of Eurytides columbus.


Distribution

Eurytides columbus is a butterfly of the Neotropic (South America) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly from Colombia until Venezuela.

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 1850 by Kollar. There are no subspecies.


Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

Eurytides leucaspis Godart 1819


Scientific name

Eurytides columbus Kollar 1850


Other names

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Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

NEOTROPIC (South America)

 

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