Papilio euterpinus

Papilio euterpinus is a butterfly from Neotropic ecozone (South America). The first description was in 1868 by Salvin & Godman. The wingspan is about 9– 10 cm. Papilio euterpinus is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of this butterfly is dark brown. A orange band dominates the forewings. 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 euterpinus (male above / female below). Papilio euterpinus is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE from Neotropic ecozone (South America).


Description

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.


Distribution

Papilio euterpinus is a butterfly from the Neotropic (South America) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly from Colombia until Ecuador and Peru.


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 1868 by Salvin & Godman. There are no subspecies.


Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

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Scientific name

Papilio euterpinus Salvin & Godman 1868


Other names

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Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

NEOTROPIC (South America)

 

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