Photos for easy identificationv
The fore wings are black. Next to the body there is a yellow area.
The underside of Parides tros is black.
The hind wings of Parides tros are black and they have tails. The edge is wavy. A red area dominates the wing.
The underside is black. Some red spots dominate the wing.
The body (abdomen) is black. The thorax is black. The head is black. The underside of all parts is black. But, the underside of thorax has red spots.
Sex differences: The basic colour of the female is dark-brown. In the middle of the fore wings there is a yellow area. A chain of large red spots dominates the hind wings. The underside is very similar to the upside.
Parides tros is a butterfly from the Neotropic (South America) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly in Brazil.
- Aristolochia cynanchifolia
- Aristolochia rumicifolia
- Aristolochia triangularis
The first description of this butterfly was in 1793 by Fabricius. There is only one subspecies.
- Parides tros danunciae [Mielke, Casagrande & Mielke, 2000]
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 tros Fabricius 1793
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: TROS