Parides hahneli (Hahnel's Amazonian Swallowtail)

Parides hahneli, also called Hahnel's Amazonian Swallowtail is a butterfly from Neotropic ecozone (South America). The first description was in 1882 by Staudinger. The wingspan is about 87 – 9 cm. Parides hahneli is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of this butterfly is black. Yellow spots and areas dominate the wings. The hind wings have 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 hahneli (Hahnel's Amazonian Swallowtail) (male above / female below). Parides hahneli is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE from Neotropic ecozone (South America).


Description

The fore wings are black. Three large, yellowish areas with black veins dominate the wing.
The underside of Parides hahneli is very similar to the upside. 

The hind wings of Parides hahneli are black and they have tails. The edge is very wavy. In the middle of the wing there is a yellow area with black veins.
The underside is very similar to the upside.

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

Sex differences: The female has a red spot on the underside of the abdomen.


Distribution

Parides hahneli is a butterfly from the Neotropic (South America) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly in 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 1882 by Staudinger. There are no subspecies.

This butterfly is very similar to the members of genus Troides and Trogonoptera from the Indo-Australis.


Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

Parides chabrias Hewitson 1852

Parides pizarro Staudinger 1884


Scientific name

Parides hahneli Staudinger 1882


Other names

 Hahnel's Amazonian Swallowtail


Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

NEOTROPIC (South America)

 

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