Parides cutorina

Parides cutorina is a butterfly from Neotropic ecozone (South America). The first description was in 1898 by Staudinger. The wingspan is about 8 – 9 cm. Parides cutorina is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of this butterfly is 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 cutorina (male above / female below).  Parides cutorina is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE from Neotropic ecozone (South America).


Description

The fore wings are dark-brown or black. Next to the body there is a green area.
The underside of Parides cutorina is dark-brown.

The hind wings of Parides cutorina are black. The edge is wavy. A red area dominates the wing.
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. The hind wings (upside and underside) have a chain of yellow spots.


Distribution

Parides cutorina is a butterfly from the Neotropic (South America) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly from Ecuador until Peru 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 1779 by Cramer. There are no subspecies.


Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

Parides anchises Linnaeus 1758

Parides erithalion Boisduval 1836

Parides panares Gray 1835 

Parides phosphorus Bates 1861


Wissenschaftlicher Name

Parides cutorina Cramerr 1779


Scientific name

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Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

NEOTROPIC (South America)

 

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