Papilio esperanza

Papilio esperanza is a butterfly from Neotropic ecozone (South America). The first description was in 1975 by Beutelspacher. The wingspan is about 9 – 10 cm. Papilio esperanza is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of this butterfly is dark brown or black. Yellow bands and 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

Here you can see some photos of Papilio esperanza. Papilio esperanza is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE from Neotropic ecozone (South America).


Description

The forewings are dark brown or black. A broad, yellow band dominates the wing. At the  outer edge there is a chain of little, yellow spots.
The underside of Papilio esperanza is very similar to the upside. But, next to the body there are additional yellow stripes. And the outer edge is orange.

The hind wings of Papilio esperanza are dark brown or black and they have tails. The edge is wavy. A broad, yellow band dominates the wing. At the  outer edge there is a chain of little, yellow spots. At the inner edge there is a red eye-spot.
The underside is orange. The veins are black and yellow bordered. Two black stripes dominate the wing.

The body (abdomen) is black. The thorax is black and has two yellow stripes. The head is black. The underside of all parts is yellow-orange.

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Distribution

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


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 1975 by Beutelspacher. There are no subspecies.


Macro photos

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

Here you can see some macro photos of Papilio esperanza.


Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

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Scientific name

Papilio esperanza Beutelspacher 1975


Other names

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Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

NEOTROPIC (South America)

 

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