Photos for easy identification
The forewings are brown or dark brown. There is a diffuse white spot in the middle of the wing.
The underside of Papilio isidorus is very similar to the upside. But, the white spot is bigger.
The hind wings of Papilio isidorus are dark brown and they have a short tails. The edge is wavy. Some red spots dominate the wing.
The underside is very similar to the upside. But, at the outer edge there is a chain of red spots.
The body (abdomen) is dark brown. The thorax is dark brown. The head is dark brown and has red spots. The underside of all parts is dark brown.
Sex differences: ---
Papilio isidorus is a butterfly from the Neotropic ecozone (South America). You can observe this butterfly from Costa Rica until Venezuela, Peru and Bolivia.
- Citrus sp.
- Zanthoxylum sp.
The first description of this butterfly was in 1846 by Doubleday. There are seven subspecies.
- Papilio isidorus autana [Racheli & Racheli, 1995]
- Papilio isidorus brises [Rothschild & Jordan, 1906]
- Papilio isidorus flavescens [Oberthür, 1879]
- Papilio isidorus nymphius [Rothschild & Jordan, 1906]
- Papilio isidorus pacificus [Rothschild & Jordan, 1906]
- Papilio isidorus rhodostictus [Butler & Druce, 1874]
- Papilio isidorus tingo [Racheli & Racheli, 1995]
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
Papilio isidorus Doubleday 1846
Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree
- Kingdom: ANIMALIA
- Phylum: ARTHROPODA
- Class: INSECTA
- Order: LEPIDOPTERA
- Suborder: DITRYSIA
- Superfamily: PAPILIONOIDEA
- Family: PAPILIONIDAE
- Subfamily: PAPILIONINAE
- Tribe: PAPILIONINI
- Genus: PAPILIO
- Specific name: ISIDORUS