Photos for easy identification
The fore wings are dark-brown or black.
The underside of Parides panthonus is dark-brown or black.
The hind wings of Parides panthonus are black. The edge is wavy. A chain of red spots dominates the wing.
The underside is very similar to the upside.
The body (abdomen) is black. The thorax is black. The head is black. The underside of all parts is black and has red spots.
Sex differences: ---
Parides panthonus is a butterfly from the Neotropic (South America) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly from Guyana until French Guyana.
- Citrus reticulata
The first description of this butterfly was in 1780 by Cramer. There are two subspecies.
- Parides panthonus barbotini [Brévignon, 1998]
- Parides panthonus phylarchus [Hopffer, 1866]
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 panthonus Cramer 1780
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: PANTHONUS