Photos for easy identification
The forewings are brown or dark brown. A white spot at the back edge dominates the wing.
The underside of Papilio hyppason is very similar to the upside. But, the white spot is smaller.
The hind wings of Papilio hyppason are dark brown and they have no tails. The edge is wavy. Some red spots dominate the wing.
The underside is very similar to the upside. But, next to the body there is an additional red spot.
The body (abdomen) is brown. The thorax is brown. The head is dark brown and has red spots. The underside of all parts is dark brown.
Sex differences: The female has larger red spots. The white spot on the forewing is missing.
Papilio hyppason is a butterfly from the Neotropic (South America) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly from Venezuela until Peru und Brazil.
- Piper belemense
The first description of this butterfly was in 1775 by Cramer. 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 hyppason Cramer 1775
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: HYPPASON