Parides gundlachianus

Parides gundlachianus is a butterfly from Neotropic ecozone (South America). The first description was in 1864 by C. & R. Felder. The wingspan is about 7 – 8 cm. Parides gundlachianus is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of this butterfly is black. Blue bands and red spots dominate the wings. The hind wings have tails.



Photos for easy identificationv

Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer
Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer

Here you can see some photos of  Parides gundlachianus (male above / female below).  Parides gundlachianus is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE from Neotropic ecozone (South America).


Description

The fore wings are black. In the middle of the wing there is a broad blue band with black veins. Some blue spots are at the wing-tip.
The underside of Parides gundlachianus is darkbrown. In the middle of the wing there is a white stripe. Next to the body there is a blue area.

The hind wings of Parides gundlachianus are black and they have tails. The edge is wavy. At the outer edge there is a chain of large, red spots. 
The underside is very similar to the upside. But, there are additional red spots and white marks.

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

Sex differences: ---


Distribution

Parides gundlachianus is a butterfly from the Neotropic (South America) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly on Cuba.

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 1864 by C. & R. Felder. There is only one subspecies.

Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

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Scientific name

Parides gundlachianus C. & R. Felder 1864


Other names

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Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

NEOTROPIC (South America)

 

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