Parides echemon

Parides echemon is a butterfly from Neotropic ecozone (South America). The first description was in 1813 by Hübner. The wingspan is about 8 – 9 cm. Parides echemon 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 a short 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 echemon (male above / female below).  Parides echemon is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE from Neotropic ecozone (South America).


Description

The fore wings are black. A green area dominates the wing.
The underside of Parides echemon is dark-brown or black. A tiny, yellow spot dominates the wing.

The hind wings of Parides echemon are black and they have a short tail. The edge is wavy. A chain of red spots dominates the wing.
The underside is very similar to the upside.

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 red spots. The fore wings have a white area.


Distribution

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

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 1813 by Hübner. There are three subspecies.

Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

Parides lysander Cramer 1775

Parides neophilus Geyer 1837

Scientific name

Parides echemon Hübner 1813


Other names

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Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

NEOTROPIC (South America)

 

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