Parides phalaecus

Parides phalaecus is a butterfly from Neotropic ecozone (South America). The first description was in 1869 by Hewitson. The wingspan is about 8 – 9 cm. Parides phalaecus is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of this butterfly is black. Yellowish bands and red spots dominate the wings. The hind wings have 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 phalaecus (male).  Parides phalaecus is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE from Neotropic ecozone (South America).


Description

The fore wings are black. In the middle of the wing there is a yellowish band with black veins.
The underside of Parides phalaecus is very similar to the upside.

The hind wings of Parides phalaecus are black and they have tails. The edge is wavy. In the middle of the wing there is a yellowish band with black veins. At the outer edge there is a chain of red spots. 
The underside is very similar to the upside. But, there are additional, red spots.

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

Sex differences: ---


Distribution

Parides phalaecus is a butterfly from the Neotropic (South America) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly from Ecuador until Peru.

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 1869 by Hewitson. There is only one subspecies.

Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

Parides agavus Drury 1782

Parides bunichus Hübner 1821

Parides proneus Hübner 1831


Scientific name

Parides phalaecus Hewitson 1869


Other names

---


Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

To the family tree (Genus: PARIDES)... 


Ecozone

NEOTROPIC (South America)

 

To the top

Back to family Papilionidae from NEOTROPIC (SOUTH AMERICA)

 

Our website uses cookies. OK