Parides agavus

Parides agavus is a butterfly from Neotropic ecozone (South America). The first description was in 1782 by Drury. The wingspan is about 7 – 9 cm. Parides agavus is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of this butterfly is black. White and red spots dominate the wings. The hind wings have 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 agavus (male above / female below).  Parides agavus is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE from Neotropic ecozone (South America).

Description

The fore wings are black. In the middle of the wing there is a chain of white spots.
The underside of Parides agavus is very similar to the upside.

The hind wings of Parides agavus are black and they have tails. The edge is wavy. In the middle of the wing there is a white area with black veins. At the outer edge there is a chain of red spots. 
The underside is very similar to the upside. But, there are additional, red spots.

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

Sex differences: None.


Distribution

Parides agavus is a butterfly from the Neotropic (South America) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly from Brazila until Paraguay.

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 1782 by Drury. There are no subspecies.


Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

Parides bunichus Hübner 1821

Parides phalaecus Hewitson 1869

Parides proneus Hübner 1831


Scientific name

Parides agavus Drury 1782


Other names

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Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

NEOTROPIC (South America)

 

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