Photos for easy identification
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.
Parides cutorina is a butterfly from the Neotropic (South America) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly from Ecuador until Peru and Brazil.
- Aristolochia sp
The first description of this butterfly was in 1779 by Cramer. There are no 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:
Similar and closely-related species
Parides cutorina Cramerr 1779
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: CUTORINA