Parides childrenae

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Green-celled Cattleheart
Male Parides childrenae
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class:Insecta
Order:Lepidoptera
Family:Papilionidae
Genus:Parides
Species:P. childrenae
Binomial name
Parides childrenae
Gray, 1832
 
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Green-celled Cattleheart
Male Parides childrenae
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class:Insecta
Order:Lepidoptera
Family:Papilionidae
Genus:Parides
Species:P. childrenae
Binomial name
Parides childrenae
Gray, 1832

The Green-celled Cattleheart (Parides childrenae) is a species of butterfly in the Papilionidae family.[1] It is found in southern North America and northern South America.

Description

The upper side of the wings is black. The male has a bright green patch and a small pale yellow subapical spot on the fore wing. There is a red patch on the hind wing. The female has a small white patch on the trailing edge of the fore wing and a few pale subapical spots. There is a band of red spots across the hind wing. The underside of the wings is also black. The male has small pale subapical spots on the fore wing and a few red spots on the hind wing. The female's underside is the same as the upper side[1]

References

  1. ^ a b Jeffrey Glassberg (2007). A Swift Guide to the Butterflies of Mexico and Central America. Sunstreak Books Inc. ISBN 978-1-4243-0915-3

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