Parides iphidamas

Parides iphidamas is a butterfly from Neotropic ecozone (South America). The first description was in 1793 by Fabricius. The wingspan is about 8 – 9 cm. Parides iphidamas is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of this butterfly is black. Red 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 iphidamas (male above / female below). Parides iphidamas 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 yellow-green area with a yellow spot.
The underside of Parides iphidamas is dark-brown. Two yellow spots dominate the wing. 

The hind wings of Parides iphidamas are black. The edge is wavy. A red area dominates the wing.
The underside is dark-brown. A chain of red spots 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, red area dominates the hind wings.


Distribution

Parides iphidamas is a butterfly from the Neotropic (South America) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly from Mexico until Peru, 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 1793 by Fabricius. There are six subspecies.

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

Hier ist die Unterart Parides iphidamas calogyna zu sehen (links Männchen, rechts Weibchen). Die Flügelspannweite beträgt 8 - 9 cm.

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

Hier ist die Unterart Parides iphidamas elatos zu sehen (Männchen). Die Flügelspannweite beträgt 8 cm.


Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

Parides eurimedes Stoll 1782

Parides panares Gray 1853


Scientific name

Parides iphidamas Fabricius 1793


Other names

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Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

NEOTROPIC (South America)

 

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