Photos for easy identificationv
The fore wings are black. In the middle of the wing there is a broad blue band with black veins. Some blue spots are at the wing-tip.
The underside of Parides gundlachianus is darkbrown. In the middle of the wing there is a white stripe. Next to the body there is a blue area.
The hind wings of Parides gundlachianus are black and they have tails. The edge is wavy. At the outer edge there is a chain of large, red spots.
The underside is very similar to the upside. But, there are additional red spots and white marks.
The body (abdomen) is black. The thorax is black. The head is black and red. The underside of all parts is black and it has red spots.
Sex differences: ---
Parides gundlachianus is a butterfly from the Neotropic (South America) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly on Cuba.
- Aristolochia sp.
The first description of this butterfly was in 1864 by C. & R. Felder. There is only one subspecies.
- Parides gundlachianus alayoi [Hernández, Alayón & Smith, 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
Parides gundlachianus C. & R. Felder 1864
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: GUNDLACHIANUS