Papilio chiansiades

Papilio chiansiades is a butterfly from Neotropic ecozone (South America). The first description was in 1872 by Westwood. The wingspan is about 8– 11 cm. Papilio chiansiades is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of this butterfly is dark brown. White and red spots dominate the wings. The hind wings have tails.



Photos for easy identification

Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer
Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer
Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer
Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer

Here you can see some photos of Papilio chiansiades (male above / female below). Papilio chiansiades is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE from Neotropic ecozone (South America).


Description

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.


Distribution

Papilio chiansiades is a butterfly from the Neotropic (South America) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly from Venezuela until Peru und Brazil.

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 1872 by Westwood. There are three subspecies.

Macro photos

Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer; macro photograph of Papilio chiansiades m (underside)

Here you can see some macro photos of Papilio chiansiades.


Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

Papilio anchisiades Esper 1788

Papilio hyppason Cramer 1775

Papilio isidorus Doubleday 1846


Scientific name

Papilio chiansiades Westwood 1872


Other names

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Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

NEOTROPIC (South America)

 

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