Papilio hyppason

Papilio hyppason is a butterfly from Neotropic ecozone (South America). The first description was in 1775 by Cramer. The wingspan is about 9– 10 cm. Papilio hyppason is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of this butterfly is brown or dark brown. White and red spots dominate the wings. 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 hyppason (male above / female below). Papilio hyppason is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE from Neotropic ecozone (South America).


Description

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.


Distribution

Papilio hyppason is a butterfly from the Neotropic (South America) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly from Venezuela until Peru und Brazil.

This world map shows the ecozones in which this butterfly is distributed.

Larval food

Piperaceae:

General information

The first description of this butterfly was in 1775 by Cramer. There are no subspecies.


Macro photos

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

Here you can see some macro photos of Papilio hyppason.


Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

Papilio anchisiades Esper 1788

Papilio chiansiades Westwood 1872

Papilio isidorus Doubleday 1846


Scientific name

Papilio hyppason Cramer 1775


Other names

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Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

NEOTROPIC (South America)

 

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