The tribe TROIDINI contains 6 genera and two subtribes. The subtribes contains also genera.
The following species are members of genus BATTUS and they are represented on this homepage.
The genus BATTUS was described in 1777 by Scopoli. It contains at present about 17 species. The genus BATTUS is a small group of PAPILIONIDAE. BATTUS butterflies are from NEARTIC (North America) and NEOTROPIC (South America).
Some of these butterflies have tails on their hind wings.
The caterpillars eat toxic plants. Therefore the butterflies are protected from natural enemies too.