Parides sesostris

Parides sesostris is a butterfly from Neotropic ecozone (South America). The first description was in 1779 by Cramer. The wingspan is about 10 – 11 cm. Parides sesostris is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of this butterfly is black. Green 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
Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer
Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer

Here you can see some photos of  Parides sesostris (male above / female below).  Parides sesostris is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE from Neotropic ecozone (South America).

Description

The fore wings are black. Next to the body there is a large green area with black veins. 
The underside of Parides sesostris is dark-brown.

The hind wings of Parides sesostris are black. The edge is wavy. 
The underside is dark-brown. Some red spots dominate the wing.

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. A yellow spot dominates the fore wings. There is a chain of red spots on the hind wings.


Distribution

Parides sesostris is a butterfly from the Neotropic (South America) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly from Mexico until Brazil and 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 1779 by Cramer. There are four subspecies.

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 sesostris zestos (male left / female right). The wingspan is about 9 - 10 cm.


Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related speciesv

Parides childrenae Gray 1832


Scientific name

Parides sesostris Cramer 1779


Other names

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Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

NEOTROPIC (South America)

 

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