Parides eurimedes

Parides eurimedes is a butterfly from Neotropic ecozone (South America). The first description was in 1782 by Stoll. The wingspan is about 7 – 8 cm. Parides eurimedes is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of this butterfly is darkbrown or black. Red spots and yellow-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 eurimedes (male above / female below).  Parides eurimedes is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE from Neotropic ecozone (South America).


Description

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

The hind wings of Parides eurimedes are black. The edge is wavy. A large, red area with black veins dominates the wing.
The underside is dark-brown. A large, red area with black veins dominates the wing.

The body (abdomen) is dark-brown. The thorax is black and it has red spots. The head is black. The underside of all parts is dark-brown and it has red spots. 

Sex differences: The basic colour of the female is brown. The fore wings have a yellow area. A large orange-red area dominates the hind wings.


Distribution

Parides eurimedes is a butterfly from the Neotropic (South America) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly from Mexico until Ecuador, Colombia and Venezuela.

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 1782 by Stoll. There are seven 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 eurimedes antheas (male left / female right). The wingspan is about 7 - 8 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 eurimedes arriphus (male left / female right). The wingspan is about 7 - 8 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 eurimedes mycale (male left / female right). The wingspan is about 7 - 8 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 eurimedes mylotes (male left / female right). The wingspan is about 7 - 9 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 eurimedes timias (male left / female right). The wingspan is about 6 - 7 cm.


Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

Parides panares Gray 1853


Scientific name

Parides eurimedes Stoll 1783


Other names

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Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

NEOTROPIC (South America)

 

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