Photos for easy identification
The fore wings are black. At the outer edge of the wing there is a chain of yellow spots.
The underside of Parides chabrias is very similar to the upside. But, the basic colour is brown.
The hind wings of Parides chabrias are black. The edge is wavy. In the middle of the wing there is a yellow area with black veins.
The underside is very similar to the upside. But, the basic colour is brown.
The body (abdomen) is black. The thorax is black. The head is black. But, the neck is red. The underside of all parts is brown and it has red spots.
Sex differences: The basic colour of the female is brown.
Parides chabrias is a butterfly from the Neotropic (South America) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly from Ecuador and Peru until Brazil and Guyana.
- Aristolochia burhcelli
- Aristolochia didyma
The first description of this butterfly was in 1782 by Hewitson. There is only one subspecies.
Here you can see the subspecies Parides chabrias ygdrasilla (male left,female right). The wing-span is about 6 - 8 cm.
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
Parides chabrias Hewitson 1852
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: PARIDES
- Specific name: CHABRIAS