Photos for easy identification
The forewings are brown. In the middle of the wing there is a chain of yellow spots.
The underside of Euryades corethrus is very similar to the upside.
The hind wings of Euryades corethrus are black and they have no tails. The edge is wavy. Many yellow spots dominate the wing. At the outer edge there is a chain of red spots.
The underside is very similar to the upside.
The body (abdomen) is black. The thorax is black. The head is black. The underside of all parts is black. The underside of the thorax have red spots.
Sex differences: The female is brown and has no red or yellow spots.
Euryades corethrus is a butterfly from the Neotropic (South America) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly from Brazil until Argentina.
- Aristolochia brasiliensis
- Aristolochia fimbriata
- Aristolochia sessilifolia
The first description of this butterfly was in 1836 by Boisduval. 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
Euryades corethrus Boisduval 1836
Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree
- Kingdom: ANIMALIA
- Phylum: ARTHROPODA
- Class: INSECTA
- Order: LEPIDOPTERA
- Suborder: DITRYSIA
- Superfamily: PAPILIONOIDEA
- Family: PAPILIONIDAE
- Subfamily: PAPILIONINAE
- Tribe: TROIDINI
- Subtribe: TROIDINA
- Genus: EURYADES
- Specific name: CORETHRUS