Photos for easy identification
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.
Parides aglaope is a butterfly from the Neotropic (South America) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly from Brazil until Bolivia.
- Aristolochia arcuata
- Aristolochia huberiana
- Aristolochia longecaudata
- Aristolochia mossii
The first description of this butterfly was in 1853 by Gray. There are four subspecies.
- Parides aglaope callicles [Bates, 1861]
- Parides aglaope castilhoi [d'Almeida, 1967]
- Parides aglaope ecaudatus [Joicey & Talbot, 1924]
- Parides aglaope lysimachus [Honrath, 1888]
Protection provisions / Red List
- CITES: (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora):
- EU regulation on trading with species of wild Fauna and Flora
- IUCN Red List of threatened species:
Similar and closely-related species
Parides aglaope Gray 1853
Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree
- Kingdom: ANIMALIA
- Phylum: ARTHROPODA
- Class: INSECTA
- Order: LEPIDOPTERA
- Suborder: DITRYSIA
- Superfamily: PAPILIONOIDEA
- Family: PAPILIONIDAE
- Subfamily: PAPILIONINAE
- Tribe: TROIDINI
- Subtribe: TROIDINA
- Genus: PARIDES
- Specific name: AGLAOPE