Parides chabrias

Parides chabrias is a butterfly from Neotropic ecozone (South America). The first description was in 1852 by Hewitson. The wingspan is about 7 – 8 cm. Parides chabrias is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of this butterfly is black. Yellow spots and areas dominate the wings.



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 chabrias (male above / female below).  Parides chabrias is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE from Neotropic ecozone (South America).


Description

The fore wings are black. At the outer edge of the wing there is a chain of yellow spots.
The underside of Parides chabrias is very similar to the upside. But, the basic colour is brown.

The hind wings of Parides chabrias are black. The edge is wavy. In the middle of the wing there is a yellow area with black veins.
The underside is very similar to the upside. But, the basic colour is brown.

The body (abdomen) is black. The thorax is black. The head is black. But, the neck is red. The underside of all parts is brown and it has red spots. 

Sex differences: The basic colour of the female is brown.


Distribution

 Parides chabrias is a butterfly from the Neotropic (South America) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly from Ecuador and Peru until Brazil and Guyana.

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 Hewitson. There is only one subspecies.

This butterfly is very similar to the members of genus Troides and Trogonoptera from the Indo-Australis.

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 chabrias ygdrasilla (male left,female right). The wing-span is about 6 - 8 cm.


Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

Parides hahneli Staudinger 1882

Parides pizarro Staudinger 1884

Parides quadratus Staudinger 1890


Scientific name

Parides chabrias Hewitson 1852


Other names

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Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

NEOTROPIC (South America)

 

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