Photos for easy identification
The forewings are yellowish. The margin and the wing leadig edge is brown. At the wing leading edge there are three little yellowish spots.
The underside is a copy of upside, but the brown areas are marmorate.
The hind wings are yellowish and have very long tails. The tails have yellow peaks. The margin is ridged and marmorate brown. Into this brown area there are two yellow and some little white spots. In back there is a red line.
The underside is a copy of upside.
The body is dark brown, but the underside is yellowish.
Sex differences: None.
Here you cann see some macro photographs of Eurytides leucaspis.
The first description of this butterfly was in 1819 by Godart. There is only one subspecies.
- Eurytides leucaspis lamidis [Brown & Lamas, 1994]
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
Eurytides leucaspis Godart 1819
Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree
- Kingdom: ANIMALIA
- Phylum: ARTHROPODA
- Class: INSECTA
- Order: LEPIDOPTERA
- Suborder: DITRYSIA
- Superfamily: PAPILIONOIDEA
- Family: PAPILIONIDAE
- Subfamily: PAPILIONINAE
- Tribe: LEPTOCIRCINI
- Genus: EURYTIDES
- Specific name: LEUCASPIS