Parides childrenae

Parides childrenae is a butterfly from Neotropic ecozone (South America). The first description was in 1832 by Gray. The wingspan is about 9 – 10 cm. Parides childrenae is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of this butterfly is black. Red spots 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 childrenae (male above / female below).  Parides childrenae is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE from Neotropic ecozone (South America).


Description

The fore wings are black. Next to the body there is a large green area with black veins. In the middle of the wing there is a yellow spot.
The underside of Parides childrenae is dark-brown or black. Two yellow spots dominate the wing.

The hind wings of Parides childrenae are black. The edge is wavy. A big, red spot dominates the wing.
The underside is black. A red spot dominates 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. Some yellow spots dominate the fore wings. There is a chain of red spots on the hind wings.


Distribution

Parides childrenae is a butterfly from the Neotropic (South America) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly from Mexico until Colombia.

This world map shows the ecozones in which this butterfly is distributed.t.

Larval food

Aristolochiaceae:

General information

The first description of this butterfly was in 1832 by Gray. There are two subspecies.

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 childrena latifasciata (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 childrena unimacula (male left / female right). The wingspan is about 9 - 10 cm.


Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

Parides sesostris Cramer 1779


Scientific name

Parides childrenae Gray 1832


Other names

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Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

NEOTROPIC (South America)

 

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