Photos for easy identification
The fore wings are dark-brown or black. The veins are black.
The underside of Parides quadratus is very similar to the upside. But, the basic colour is brown.
The hind wings of Parides quadratus 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. But, there is an additional red spot.
The body (abdomen) is black. The thorax is black. The head is black. But, the neck is red. The underside of all parts is black. The underside of the head and the thorax have red spots.
Sex differences: ---
Parides quadratus is a butterfly from the Neotropic (South America) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly in Brazil.
- Aristolochia sp.
The first description of this butterfly was in 1890 by Staudinger. There is only one 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:
Parides quadratus Staudinger 1890
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: QUADRATUS