Parides orellana

Parides orellana is a butterfly from Neotropic ecozone (South America). The first description was in 1852 by Hewitson. The wingspan is about 10 – 11 cm. Parides orellana is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of this butterfly is black. A red area dominates the wings. The hind wings have no tails. The fore wings have a blue structure colour.



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 orellana (male above / female below).  Parides orellana is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE from Neotropic ecozone (South America).


Description

The fore wings are dark-brown or black. The wings have a blue structure colour.
The underside of Parides orellana is dark-brown or black.

The hind wings of Parides orellana are black. The edge is wavy. A large, red area dominates the wing.
The underside is black. A chain of red spots dominates the wing.

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

Sex differences: The female has a chain of big, red spots on the hind wings (upside and underside).


Distribution

Parides orellana is a butterfly from the Neotropic (South America) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly from Venezuela until Peru and 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 1852 by Hewitson. There are no subspecies.


Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer

Here you can see the blue structure colour of Parides orellana.


Protection provisions / Red List

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Scientific name

Parides orellana Hewitson 1852


Other names

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Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

NEOTROPIC (South America)

 

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