Parides panthonus

Parides panthonus is a butterfly from Neotropic ecozone (South America). The first description was in 1780 by Cramer. The wingspan is about 8 – 9 cm. Parides panthonus is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of this butterfly is dark-brown or black. Red 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

Here you can see some photos of Parides panthonus (male). Parides panthonus is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE from Neotropic ecozone (South America).


Description

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. 

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Distribution

Parides panthonus is a butterfly from the Neotropic (South America) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly from Guyana until French Guyana.

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

Larval food

Rutaceae:

General information

The first description of this butterfly was in 1780 by Cramer. There are two subspecies.

Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

Parides burchellanus Westwood 1872


Scientific name

Parides panthonus Cramer 1780


Other names

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Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

NEOTROPIC (South America)

 

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