Photos for easy identification
The forewings are dark brown. A orange band dominates the wing.
The underside of Papilio euterpinus is very similar to the upside. But, the basic colour is brown. And at the front edge there are two additional yellow spots.
The hind wings of Papilio euterpinus are dark brown and they have no tails. The edge is wavy. At the inner edge there are two little, red spots.
The underside is very similar to the upside. But, the basic colour is brown.
The body (abdomen) is black. The thorax is black. The head is black. The underside of all parts is dark brown.
Sex differences: None.
Papilio euterpinus is a butterfly from the Neotropic (South America) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly from Colombia until Ecuador and Peru.
The first description of this butterfly was in 1868 by Salvin & Godman. 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 euterpinus Salvin & Godman 1868
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: EUTERPINUS