Photos for easy identificationv
The fore wings are black. In the middle of the wing there is a thin, white stripe with black veins.
The underside of Parides proneus is very similar to the upside. But, the basic colour is brown.
The hind wings of Parides proneus are black and they have tails. The edge is wavy. In the middle of the wing there is a white area 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 more, 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: None
Parides proneus is a butterfly from the Neotropic (South America) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly from Brazila until Paraguay.
- Aristolochia melastoma
The first description of this butterfly was in 1831 by Hübner. There are no subspecies.
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 proneus Hübner 1831
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: PRONEUS