Parides panares

Parides panares is a butterfly from Neotropic ecozone (South America). The first description was in 1853 by Gray. The wingspan is about 8 – 9 cm. Parides panares is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of this butterfly is darkbrown or black. Red spots 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 panares lycimenes (male above / female below).  Parides panares is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE from Neotropic ecozone (South America).


Description

The fore wings are dark-brown or black. Next to the body there is a yellow-green area with a yellow spot.
The underside of Parides panares is dark-brown or black. A yellow spot dominates the wing. 

The hind wings of Parides panares are black. The edge is wavy. A red area dominates the wing. The red area has a blue-yellow structure-colour.
The underside is dark-brown or black. Some red spots dominate 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 some yellow spots. A large orange area dominates the hind wings.


Distribution

Parides panares is a butterfly from the Neotropic (South America) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly from Mexico until Ecuador 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 1853 by Gray. There are five subspecies.

The hind wings have a blue-yellow structure-colour.

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 panares lycimenes (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

Here you can see the structure-colour (male). 


Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

Parides anchises Linnaeus 1758

Parides cutorina Staudinger 1898

Parides erithalion Boisduval 1836

Parides eurimedes Stoll 1782

Parides phosphorus Bates 1861

Parides vertumnus Cramer 1779


Scientific name

Parides panares Gray 1853


Other names

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Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

NEOTROPIC (South America)

 

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