Parides childrenae

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

Parides childrenae, the green-celled cattleheart, is a species of butterfly in the family Papilionidae.[1] It is found in southern North America and northern South America.


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


  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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