Parides hahneli (Hahnel's Amazonian Swallowtail)
Parides hahneli, also called Hahnel's Amazonian Swallowtail is a . 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
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.
Parides hahneli is a butterfly from the Neotropic (South America) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly in Brazil.
- Aristolochia acutifolia
The first description of this butterfly was in 1882 by Staudinger. 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:
Parides hahneli Staudinger 1882
Hahnel's Amazonian Swallowtail
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: HAHNELI