Parides anchises

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Anchises cattleheart
Parides anchises anchises MHNT dos.jpg
P. a. anchises - Muséum de Toulouse
Parides anchises anchises MHNT ventre.jpg
P. a. anchises, underside - Muséum de Toulouse
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Papilionidae
Tribe: Troidini
Genus: Parides
Species: P. anchises
Binomial name
Parides anchises
(Linnaeus, 1758)
  • Papilio anchises Linnaeus, 1758
  • Papilio telmosis H. W. Bates, 1861
  • Papilio eteocles C. Felder & R. Felder, 1865
  • Papilio citri Fabricius, 1938 (repl. name)

Parides anchises, the Anchises cattleheart, is a species of butterfly in the family Papilionidae native to the Americas.[1] It is common and not threatened.[2] The larvae feed on Aristolochia species including: A. brazilsis, A. bukuti, A. colombiana, A. cymbifera, A. fimbriata, A. inflata, A. macroura, A. odora, A. ringens, and A. triangularis.[3]


P. a. nephalion
Plate depicting several subspecies
  • P. a. anchises (Linnaeus, 1758) (Guyana to French Guiana)[3]
  • P. a. alyattes (C. Felder & R. Felder, 1861) (central Colombia)[3]
  • P. a. bukuti Brévignon, 1998 (French Guiana)[3]
  • P. a. cymochles (Doubleday, 1844) (Trinidad and eastern Venezuela)[3]
  • P. a. drucei (Butler, 1874) (Colombia to northern Bolivia)[3]
  • P. a. etias (Rothchild & Jordan, 1906) (northern Bolivia)[3]
  • P. a. farfan K. S. Brown, 1994 (Panama)[3]
  • P. a. foetterlei (Rothchild & Jordan, 1906) (central to southern Brazil)[3]
  • P. a. humaita D'Abrera, 1981 (northwestern Brazil)[3]
  • P. a. koenigi T. Racheli, 1989 (Peru)[3]
  • P. a. marinae T. Racheli, 1987 (Peru)[3]
  • P. a. marthilia R. G. Maza, 1999 (southern Mexico)[3]
  • P. a. nephalion (Godart, 1819) (eastern Brazil to Paraguay and northern Argentina)[3][4]
  • P. a. nielseni Bollino & Salazar, 2001 (Colombia)[3]
  • P. a. orbignyanus (Lucas, 1852) (central Brazil to Paraguay)[3]
  • P. a. orinocensis (Rousseau-Decelle, 1960) (northeastern Venezuela)[3]
  • P. a. osyris (C. Felder & R. Felder, 1861) (Venezuela)[3]
  • P. a. serapis (Boisduval, 1836) (northern Colombia to Venezuela)[3]
  • P. a. stilbon (Kollar, 1839) (southern Brazil)[3]
  • P. a. thelios (Gray, [1853]) (northern Brazil)[3]


  1. ^ Warren, A. D.; et al. (2010). "Parides anchises". Butterflies of America. Retrieved 22 January 2011. 
  2. ^ Collins, N. Mark; Collins, Michael G. (1985). Threatened Swallowtails of the World: The IUCN Red Data Book. IUCN Protected Area Programme Series. Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, U.K.: IUCN. p. 70. ISBN 978-2-88032-603-6. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u Savela, Markku. "Parides anchises". Retrieved 22 January 2011. 
  4. ^ Lewis, H. L., 1974 Butterflies of the World ISBN 0-245-52097-X Page 26, figure 17, female

Further reading[edit]

  • Lamas, Gerardo (2004). Atlas of Neotropical Lepidoptera; Checklist: Part4A Hesperioidea–Papilionoidea. Gainesville, Florida: Scientific Publishers, Inc. p. 91. ISBN 0-945417-28-4.