Eurytides leucaspis

Eurytides leucaspis is a butterfly from Neotropic ecozone (South America). The first description was in 1819 by Godart. The wingspan is about 8 – 10 cm. Eurytides leucaspis 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 leucaspis. Eurytides leucaspisis a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE from Neotropic ecozone (South America).


Description

The forewings are yellowish. The margin and the wing leadig edge is brown.  At the wing leading edge there are three little yellowish spots.
The underside is a copy of upside, but the brown areas are marmorate.

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

The body is dark brown, but the underside is yellowish.

Sex differences: None.


Macro photographs

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

Here you cann see some macro photographs of Eurytides leucaspis.


Distribution

Eurytides leucaspis is a butterfly of the Neotropic ecozone (South America). You can observe this butterfly from Venezuela and Ecuador until Peru and Bolivia.

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 1819 by Godart. There is only one subspecies.

Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

Eurytides columbus Kollar 1850 


Scientific name

Eurytides leucaspis Godart 1819


Other names

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Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

NEOTROPIC (South America)

 

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