Photos for easy identification
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.
Papilio epenetus is a butterfly from the Neotropic ecozone (South America) . You can observe this butterfly in Ecuador.
The first description of this butterfly was in 1861 by Hewitson. There are no subspecies.
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 epenetus Hewitson 1861
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: EPENETUS