Parides aglaope

Parides aglaope is a butterfly from Neotropic ecozone (South America). The first description was in 1853 by Gray. The wingspan is about 8 – 9 cm. Parides aglaope is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of this butterfly is dark-brown or black. Red and yellow 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  Parides aglaope (male above / female below).  Parides aglaope is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE from Neotropic ecozone (South America).

Description

The fore wings are dark-brown or black. A green area with yellow spots dominates the wing.
The underside of Parides aglaope is dark-brown or black. A yellow spot dominates the wing.

The hind wings of Parides aglaope are black. The edge is wavy. Four red spots dominate the wing.
The underside is very similar to the upside. But, there is an aditional, red spot.

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

Sex differences: The basic colour of the female is brown. The hind wings (upside and underside) have a chain of red spots. Some white spots dominate the fore wings.


Distribution

Parides aglaope is a butterfly from the Neotropic (South America) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly from Brazil until 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 1853 by Gray. There are four subspecies.

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

Here you can see the subspecies Parides aglaope callicles (female). The wingspan is about 8 - 9 cm.


Protection provisions / Red List

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Scientific name

Parides aglaope Gray 1853


Other names

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Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

NEOTROPIC (South America)

 

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