Parides tros

Parides tros is a butterfly from Neotropic ecozone (South America). The first description was in 1793 by Fabricius. The wingspan is about 9 – 11 cm. Parides tros is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of this butterfly is black. Yellow and red areas dominate the wings. The hind wings have tails.



Photos for easy identificationv

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 tros (male above / female below).  Parides tros 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 yellow area.
The underside of Parides tros is black.

The hind wings of Parides tros are black and they have tails. The edge is wavy. A red area dominates the wing. 
The underside is black. Some red spots dominate the wing.

The body (abdomen) is black. The thorax is black. The head is black. The underside of all parts is black. But, the underside of thorax has red spots. 

Sex differences:  The basic colour of the female is dark-brown. In the middle of the fore wings there is a yellow area. A chain of large red spots dominates the hind wings. The underside is very similar to the upside.


Distribution

Parides tros 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 1793 by Fabricius. There is only one subspecies.

Macro photos

Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer macro photograph of Paride tros m (underside)

Here you can see a macro photo of Parides tros.


Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

---


Scientific name

Parides tros Fabricius 1793


Other names

---


Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

To the family tree (Genus: PARIDES)... 


Ecozone

NEOTROPIC (South America)

 

To the top

Back to family Papilionidae from NEOTROPIC (SOUTH AMERICA)

 

Our website uses cookies. OK