Battus lycidas is a . The first description was in 1777 by Cramer. The wingspan is about 10 – 11 cm. Battus lycidas is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of this butterfly is darkbrown or black. Yellow spots and a greenish structure-colour dominate the wings. The hind wings have no tails.
Photos for easy identification
The forewings are dark brown or black. The wings have a greenish structure-colour.
The underside of Battus lycidas is brown. At the outer edge there are some yellow spots.
The hind wings of Battus lycidas are black and they have a greenish structure-colour. The wings have no tails. The edge is wavy. Yellow areas and spots dominate the wing.
The underside is dark brown. At the outer edge there is a chain of red spots.
The body (abdomen) is yellow. The thorax is black. The head is black and has white spots. The underside of all parts is black and has white spots.
Sex differences: ---
- Aristolochia huberiana
The first description of this butterfly was in 1777 by Cramer. 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 lycidas Cramer 1777
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: LYCIDAS