Photos for easy identification
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.
Parides childrenae is a butterfly from the Neotropic (South America) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly from Mexico until Colombia.
- Aristolochia tonduzii
The first description of this butterfly was in 1832 by Gray. There are two subspecies.
Here you can see the subspecies Parides childrena latifasciata (male left / female right). The wingspan is about 9 - 10 cm.
Here you can see the subspecies Parides childrena unimacula (male left / female right). The wingspan is about 9 - 10 cm.
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 childrenae Gray 1832
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: CHILDRENAE