Photos for easy identification
The forewings are brown or dark brown. A white spot at the back-edge dominates the wing.
The underside of Papilio chiansiades is very similar to the upside. But, the white spot is smaller.
The hind wings of Papilio chiansiades are dark brown and they have short tails. The edge is wavy. Some red spots dominate the wing.
The underside is very similar to the upside. But, at the outer edge there is an additional chain of red spots.
The body (abdomen) is dark brown. The thorax is dark brown. The head is dark brown. The underside of all parts is dark brown. The underside of the thorax has red spots.
Sex differences: The female has larger red spots. The white spot is in the middle of the forewings.
Papilio chiansiades is a butterfly from the Neotropic (South America) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly from Venezuela until Peru und Brazil.
The first description of this butterfly was in 1872 by Westwood. There are three subspecies.
- Papilio chiansiades dospassosi [Rütimeyer, 1969]
- Papilio chiansiades maroni [Moreau, 1923]
- Papilio chiansiades mossi [Brown, 1994]
Protection provisions / Red List
- CITES: (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora):
- EU regulation on trading with species of wild Fauna and Flora
- IUCN Red List of threatened species:
Similar and closely-related species
Papilio chiansiades Westwood 1872
Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree
- Kingdom: ANIMALIA
- Phylum: ARTHROPODA
- Class: INSECTA
- Order: LEPIDOPTERA
- Suborder: DITRYSIA
- Superfamily: PAPILIONOIDEA
- Family: PAPILIONIDAE
- Subfamily: PAPILIONINAE
- Tribe: PAPILIONINI
- Genus: PAPILIO
- Specific name: CHIANSIADES