Parides quadratus

Parides quadratus is a butterfly from Neotropic ecozone (South America). The first description was in 1890 by Staudinger. The wingspan is about 8 – 9 cm. Parides quadratus is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of this butterfly is dark-brown or black. Yellow areas 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 quadratus spoliatus (male).  Parides quadratus 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 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: ---


Distribution

Parides quadratus is a butterfly from the Neotropic (South America) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly in Brazil.

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 1890 by Staudinger. There is only one subspecies.

Dieser Schmetterling ähnelt den Vertretern der Gattung  Troides und  Trogonoptera aus der Indo-australischen Faunenregion.

Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Fotograf Thomas Neubauer
Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Fotograf Thomas Neubauer

Hier ist die Unterart Parides quadratus spoliatus zu sehen (Männchen). Die Flügelspannweite beträgt 8 - 9 cm.


Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

Parides chabrias Hewitson 1852

Parides pizarro Staudinger 1884


Scientific name

Parides quadratus Staudinger 1890


Other names

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Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

NEOTROPIC (South America)

 

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