Papilio garamas

Papilio garamas is a butterfly from Neotropic ecozone (South America). The first description was in 1829 by Geyer. The wingspan is about 9 – 14 cm. Papilio garamas is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of this butterfly is black. Yellow bands dominate the wings. The hind wings have two 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 garamas (male above / female below). Papilio garamas is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE from Neotropic ecozone (South America).


Description

The fore wings are black. In the middle of the wing there is a yellow band . At the wing tip there is a chain of little, yellow spots.
The underside of Papilio garamas is very similar to the upside. But the basic colour is dark brown.

The hind wings of Papilio garamas are black and they have two tails. The edge is wavy. A broad, yellow band dominates the wing. At the outer edge there is a chain of little, yellow spots. 
The underside is very similar to the upside. But, the basic colour is dark brown. And at the outer edge there is a chain of little, red spots.

The body is dark brown. The thorax is dark brown. The head dark brown. The underside of all parts is dark brown.  

Sex differences: The female is dark brown. The hind wings have an additional chain of blue spots. The yellow spots are partly red.


Distribution

Papilio garamas is a butterfly from the Neotropic ecozone (South America). The area of ​​distribution of this butterfly stretches from Mexico to Panama.

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 1829 by Geyer. There are four subspecies.

 

 

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 the subspecies Papilio garamas abderus (male left / female right).

Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer
Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer

Here you can see the form Papilio garamas abderus f. amerias (female).

Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer
Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer

Here you can see the abberation Papilio garamas ab. diazi (male).

Macro photographs

Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer; macro photograph of Papilio garamas f (upside)
Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer; macro photograph of Papilio garamas f (underside)
Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer; macro photograph of Papilio garamas m (underside)
Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer; macro photograph of Papilio garamas ab. diazi m (underside)
Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer; macro photograph of Papilio garamas f. amerias f (upside)
Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer; macro photograph of Papilio garamas f. amerias f (underside)

Here you can see some macro photos of Papilio garamas.


Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

Papilio cacicus Lucas 1852

Papilio warscewiczii Hopffer 1866


Scientific name

Papilio garamas Geyer 1829


Other names

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Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Back to family Papilionidae from NEOTROPIC (SOUTH AMERICA)

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