Photos for easy identification
The fore wings are dark-brown or black.
The underside of Parides burchellanus is dark-brown or black.
The hind wings of Parides burchellanus are black. The edge is wavy. A chain of red spots dominates the wing.
The underside is very similar to the upside.
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: ---
Parides burchellanus is a butterfly from the Neotropic (South America) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly in Brazil.
- Aristolochia chamissonia
- Aristolochia melastoma
The first description of this butterfly was in 1872 by Westwood. There is only one subspecies.
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:
- Lower Risk/near threatened-
Similar and closely-related species
Parides burchellanus Westwood 1872
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: BURCHELLANUS