Parides pizarro

Parides pizarro is a butterfly from Neotropic ecozone (South America). The first description was in 1884 by Staudinger. The wingspan is about 7 – 9 cm. Parides pizarro is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of this butterfly is dark-brown or black. A yellow area dominates the hind wing. 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 pizarro (male above / female below).  Parides pizarro is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE from Neotropic ecozone (South America).


Description

The fore wings are dark-brown or black. The veins are black.
The underside of Parides pizarro is very similar to the upside. But, the basic colour is dark-brown.

The hind wings of Parides pizarro are black. The edge is wavy. In the middle of the wing there is a yellow area with black veins.
The underside is very similar to the upside.

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

Sex differences: The basic colour of the female is brown.


Distribution

Parides pizarro is a butterfly from the Neotropic (South America) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly from Colombia until Brazil and Bolivia.

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 1884 by Staudinger. There are two subspecies.

This butterfly is very similar to the members of genus Troides and Trogonoptera from the Indo-Australis.

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 pizarro steinbachi (male left, female right). The wing-span is about 7 - 8 cm.


Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

Parides chabrias Hewitson 1852

Parides hahneli Staudinger 1882

Parides quadratus Staudinger 1890


Scientific name

Parides pizarro Staudinger 1884


Other names

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Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

NEOTROPIC (South America)

 

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