Papilio aristeus

Papilio aristeus is a common butterfly from Neotropic ecozone (South America). The first description was in 1781 by Cramer. With a wingspan of 11.0 – 13.0 cm Papilio aristeus is a big member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The butterfly is black with white spots and bands. Hind wings have no tails.



Photos for easy identification

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

These are nice photos of Papilio aristeus. Papilio aristeus is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE from Neotropic ecozone (South America).


Description

The forewings are black. At the margin there is a chain of little white spots. In the middle of wing there is a broad white band.
The underside is a copy of upside, but the chain of little white spots is shorter. The broad band is yellowish.

The hind wings are black and have two short tails. The margin is ridged. At the margin there is a chain of little yellowish and red spots. Adjacent there is a chain of diffuse yellowish spots. At the middle of wing there is a broken yellowish band.
The underside is dark brown. At the margin there is a chain of red spots. In the middle of wing there is a chain of big yellow and red spots.

The body is black.

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Macro photographs

Photo © by Thomas Neubauer; 26.08.2006, Macro photograph of Papilio aristeus (upside)
Photo © by Thomas Neubauer; 26.08.2006, Macro photograph of Papilio aristeus (upside)
Photo © by Thomas Neubauer; 26.08.2006, Macro photograph of Papilio aristeus (underside)
Photo © by Thomas Neubauer; 26.08.2006, Macro photograph of Papilio aristeus (underside)
Photo © by Thomas Neubauer; 26.08.2006, Macro photograph of Papilio aristeus (underside)
Photo © by Thomas Neubauer; 26.08.2006, Macro photograph of Papilio aristeus (underside)

Here you can see some macro photographs of Papilio aristeus.


Distribution

Papilio aristeus is a butterfly of the Neotropic ecozone (South America). The distribution enfolded the northerly half of South America up to high of Bolivia.


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

Larval food

Citrus


General information

The first description of this butterfly was in 1781 by Cramer. There are some subspecies.

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

Here you can see Papilio aristeus bitias.


Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

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Scientific name

Papilio aristeus Cramer 1781


Synonym

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Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

NEOTROPIC (South America)

 

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