Photos for easy identification
The forewings are black. At the outer edge there is a chains of tiny, white spots.
The underside of Battus devilliersii is very similar to the upside. But, the basic colour is brown. A part of the wing has a blue structure-colour.
The hind wings of Battus devilliersii are black and they have a blue structure-colour. The wings have tails. The edge is wavy. At the outer edge there is a chain of large, white spots.
The underside is dark brown or black. At the outer edge there is a chain of red-white spots. In the middle of the wing there are two white spots.
The body (abdomen) is black. The thorax is black. The head is black and has white spots. The underside of all parts is black. The underside of thorax has white spots.
Sex differences: The female has additional white spots on the hind wings (underside).
Battus devilliersii is a butterfly from the Neotropic (South America) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly Cuba and the Bahamas.
- Aristolochia bilabiata
- Aristolochia montana
The first description of this butterfly was in 1823 by Godart. 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
Battus devilliersii Godart 1823
Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree
- Kingdom: ANIMALIA
- Phylum: ARTHROPODA
- Class: INSECTA
- Order: LEPIDOPTERA
- Suborder: DITRYSIA
- Superfamily: PAPILIONOIDEA
- Family: PAPILIONIDAE
- Subfamily: PAPILIONINAE
- Tribe: TROIDINI
- Subtribe: BATTINA
- Genus: BATTUS
- Specific name: DEVILLIERSII