Parides neophilus

Parides neophilus is a butterfly from Neotropic ecozone (South America). The first description was in 1837 by Geyer. The wingspan is about 8 – 9 cm. Parides neophilus is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of this butterfly is black. Red, green and white spots 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 neophilus ecbolius(male above / female below).  Parides neophilus is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE from Neotropic ecozone (South America).


Description

The fore wings are black. At the middle of the wing there are white spots and a green area with one tiny, yellow spot. The wing tip is dark-brown.
The underside of Parides neophilus is dark-brown or black. Some white or yellowish spots dominate the wing.

The hind wings of Parides neophilus are black. The edge is very wavy. In the middle of the wing there is a red area with black veins.
The underside is black. A chain of red spots dominates the wing.

The body (abdomen) is brown. The thorax and the head are black with red spots. The underside of all parts is brown or black and it has red spots. 

Sex differences: The basic colour of the female is brown. The hind wings (upside and underside) have a chain of large, red spots. On the fore wings there is a white area.


Distribution

Parides neophilus is a butterfly from the Neotropic (South America) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly from Venezuela and Peru until Brazil and Argentina.

This world map shows the ecozones in which this butterfly is distributed.

Larval food

Aristolochiaceae:

Rutaceae:

General information

The first description of this butterfly was in 1837 by Geyer. 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 neophilus consus (mle left, female right). The wingspan is about 8 - 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 neophilus ecbolius (male left / female right). The wingspan is about 8 - 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 neophilus eurybates (male left / female right). The wingspan is about 8 - 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 neophilus olivencius (male left / female right). The wingspan is about 8 - 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 neophilus parianus (male left / female right). The wingspan is about 7 - 8 cm.


Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

Parides echemon Hübner 1813

Parides lysander Cramer 1775


Scientific name

Parides neophilus Geyer 1837


Other names

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Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

NEOTROPIC (South America)

 

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