Parides anchises

Parides anchises is a butterfly from Neotropic ecozone (South America). The first description was in 1758 by Linnaeus. The wingspan is about 9 – 10 cm. Parides anchises is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of this butterfly is dark-brown or black. Red and green areas 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 anchises drucei (male above / female below).  Parides anchises is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE from Neotropic ecozone (South America).


Description

The fore wings are dark-brown or black. A green area dominates the wing.
The underside of Parides anchises is dark-brown.

The hind wings of Parides anchises are black. The edge is wavy. A red area with black veins dominates the wing. The wings have a structure-colour.
The underside is dark-brown. Some red spots dominate the wing.

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

Sex differences: The basic colour of the female is brown. A large red area with black veins dominates the hind wings.


Distribution

Parides anchises is a butterfly from the Neotropic (South America) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly from Mexico until Paraguay and Brazil.

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 many subspecies.

The hind wings have a structure colour.

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

Here you can see the subspecies Parides anchises cymochles (male). The wingspan is about 7 - 8 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 anchises drucei (male left / female right). The wingspan is about 9 - 10 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 anchises etias (male left / female right). The wingspan is about 8 - 10 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 anchises nephalion (male left / female right). The wingspan is about 7 - 8 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 anchises orbignyanus (male left / female right). The wingspan is about 9 - 10 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 anchises osyris (male left / female right). The wingspan is about 7 - 8 cm.

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

Here you can see the subspecies Parides anchises stilbon (male). The wingspan is about 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 anchises thelios (male left / female right). The wingspan is about 7 - 8 cm.

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

Here you can see the structure-colour (male).


Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

Parides cutorina Staudinger 1898

Parides erithalion Boisduval 1836

Parides panares Gray 1835

Parides phosphorus Bates 1861


Scientific name

Parides anchises Linnaeus 1758


Other names

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Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

NEOTROPIC (South America)

 

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