Papilio himeros

Papilio himeros is a butterfly from Neotropic ecozone (South America). The first description was in 1866 by Hopffer. The wingspan is about 8 – 9 cm. Papilio himeros is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of this butterfly is dark brown. Yellow band and areas dominate the wings. The hind wings have tails.



Photos / Bilder

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 himeros (male above / female below). Papilio himeros is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE from Neotropic ecozone (South America).


Description / Beschreibung

The fore wings are brown. A broad, yellow band dominates the wing.
The underside of Papilio himeros is yellow. The outer edge is brown and contains a yellow stripe.

The hind wings of Papilio himeros are yellow and they have tails. The edge is wavy. The outer part of the wing is brown and contains a chain of yellow spots. At the inner edge there is a red spot.
The underside is very similar to the upside. But, there are additional red and yellow spots.

The body (abdomen) is brown with yellow stripes. The thorax is brown. The head is brown. The underside of all parts is yellow.  

Sex differences: Both sexes are very similar. But the female has more red spots.

Distribution / Verbreitung

Papilio himeros is a butterfly from the Neotropic ecozone (South America). The area of ​​distribution of this butterfly is restricted to Brazil.

This world map shows the ecozones in which this butterfly is distributed. / Diese Weltkarte zeigt die zoogeographischen Zonen, in denen die jeweilige Spezies beheimatet ist.

Larval food / Futterpflanzen

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General information / Allgemeines

The first description of this butterfly was in 1866 by Hopffer. There is only one subspecies.

Macro photographs / Makro - Aufnahmen

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

Here you can see some macro photos of Papilio himeros.


Protection provisions / Red List / Schutzbestimmungen

Similar and closely-related species / Ähnliche und nah verwandte Arten

Papilio androgeus Cramer 1775

Papilio astyalus Godart 1819

Papilio thersites Fabricius 1775

Papilio thoas Linnaeus 1771


Scientific name / Wissenschaftlicher Name

Papilio himeros Hopffer 1866


Other names / Andere Namen

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Taxonomy; Family tree / Taxonomie; Stammbaum

To family tree / Stammbaum (Genus / Gattung: PAPILIO)...   


 

To the top / Zurück zum Anfang

Back to family Papilionidae from NEOTROPIC (SOUTH AMERICA)

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