Papilio isidorus

Papilio isidorus is a butterfly from Neotropic ecozone (South America). The first description was in 1846 by Doubleday. The wingspan is about 9– 10 cm. Papilio isidorus is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of this butterfly is dark brown. White and red spots dominate the wings. The hind wings have short tails.



Photos for easy identification

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

Here you can see some photos of Papilio isidorus. Papilio isidorus is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE from Neotropic ecozone (South America).


Description

The forewings are brown or dark brown. There is a diffuse white spot in the middle of the wing.
The underside of Papilio isidorus is very similar to the upside. But, the white spot is bigger.

The hind wings of Papilio isidorus are dark brown and they have a short tails. The edge is wavy. Some red spots dominate the wing.
The underside is very similar to the upside. But, at the outer edge there is a chain of red spots.

The body (abdomen) is dark brown. The thorax is dark brown. The head is dark brown and has red spots. The underside of all parts is dark brown.

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Distribution

Papilio isidorus is a butterfly from the Neotropic ecozone (South America). You can observe this butterfly from Costa Rica until Venezuela, Peru and Bolivia.

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

Larval food

Rutaceae:

General information

The first description of this butterfly was in 1846 by Doubleday. There are seven subspecies.

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

Here you can see the subspecies Papilio isidorus brises. The wingspan is about 9 - 10 cm.

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

Here you can see the subspecies Papilio isidorus flavescens. The wingspan is about 9 - 10 cm.

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

Here you can see the subspecies Papilio isidorus nymphius. The wingspan is about 9 - 10 cm.

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

Here you can see the subspecies Papilio isidorus rhodostictus. The wingspan is about 9 - 10 cm.


Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

Papilio anchisiades Esper 1788

Papilio chiansiades Westwood 1872

Papilio hyppason Cramer 1775


Scientific name

Papilio isidorus Doubleday 1846


Other names

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Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

NEOTROPIC (South America)

 

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