Parides orellana is a . 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
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).
Parides orellana is a butterfly from the Neotropic (South America) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly from Venezuela until Peru and Brazil.
- Aristolochia barbata
The first description of this butterfly was in 1852 by Hewitson. 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:
Similar and closely-related species
Parides orellana Hewitson 1852
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: ORELLANA