Parides aeneas

Parides aeneas is a butterfly from Neotropic ecozone (South America). The first description was in 1758 by Linnaeus. The wingspan is about 7 – 9 cm. Parides aeneas is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of this butterfly is black. Red and green areas dominate the wings. 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  Parides aeneas bolivar (male above / female below).  Parides aeneas is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE from Neotropic ecozone (South America).


Description

The fore wings are dark-brown or black. Next to the body there is a green area.
The underside of Parides aeneas is dark-brown or black.

The hind wings of Parides aeneas are black. The edge is wavy. Next to the body there is a red area with black veins.
The underside is black. Some yellow spots dominate the wing.

The body (abdomen) is black. The thorax is black. The head is black. The underside of all parts is black but the thorax has red spots. 

Sex differences: The basic colour of the female is brown. On the hind wings (upside and underside) there is a chain of big, yellow spots.


Distribution

Parides aeneas is a butterfly from the Neotropic (South America) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly from Colombia until Brazil and Bolivia.

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

Larval food

Aristolochiaceae:

General information

The first description of this butterfly was in 1758 by Linnaeus. There are twelve 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 Parides aeneas bolivar (male left, female right). The wingspan is about 7 - 9 cm.

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 Parides aeneas linoides (male left, female right). The wingspan is about 8 - 9 cm.

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 Parides aeneas marcius (male left, female right). The wingspan is about 7 - 8 cm.


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

Hier ist die Unterart Parides aeneas tucha zu sehen (links Männchen, rechts Weibchen). Die Flügelspannweite beträgt 8 - 9 cm.


Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

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Scientific name

Parides aeneas Linnaeus 1758


Other names

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Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

To the family tree (Genus: PARIDES)... 


Ecozone

NEOTROPIC (South America)

 

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