Papilio epenetus

Papilio epenetus is a butterfly from Neotropic ecozone (South America). The first description was in 1861 by Hewitson. The wingspan is about 7– 8 cm. Papilio epenetus is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of this butterfly is dark brown. White, yellow and red spots dominate the wings. The hind wings have no 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 epenetus (male above / female below). Papilio epenetus is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE from Neotropic ecozone (South America).


Description

The forewings are dark brown. The wing tip is brown.
The underside of Papilio epenetus is dark brown. The wing tip is brown. In the middle of the wing there is a chain of yellow spots.

The hind wings of Papilio epenetus are dark brown and they have no tails. The edge is wavy. A chain of white spots at the outer edge dominates the wing.
The underside is very similar to the upside. But, there are a additional chain of red spots and a chain of white spots.

The body (abdomen) is dark brown. The thorax is dark brown. The head is dark brown and has red spots. The underside of all parts is dark brown and has red spots.

Sex differences: None.


Distribution

Papilio epenetus is a butterfly from the Neotropic ecozone (South America) . You can observe this butterfly in Ecuador.

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 1861 by Hewitson. There are no subspecies.


Macro photos

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

Here you can see some macro photos of Papilio epenetus.


Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

Papilio rogeri Boisduval 1836


Scientific name

Papilio epenetus Hewitson 1861


Other names

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Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

NEOTROPIC (South America)

 

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