Parides pizarro

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Parides pizarro
Parides pizarro male from Seitz
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Papilionidae
Genus: Parides
Species: P. pizarro
Binomial name
Parides pizarro
(Staudinger, 1884)

Parides pizarro is a species of butterfly in the family Papilionidae. It is found in Brazil and Peru.


Abdomen in the male quite black, in the female with a red spot before the apex on the underside. Forewing without spots, also none in the fringes. Hindwing with whitish yellow area, which in the male consists of three or four spots, in the female of three to six.


A rare species.


  • Parides pizarro pizarro (Staudinger, 1884)
  • Parides pizarro kuhlmanni (E. May, 1925)
  • Parides pizarro steinbachi (Rothschild, 1905)


Named for Francisco Pizarro.


  • 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. 68. ISBN 978-2-88032-603-6. 
  • Lamas, Gerardo (2004). Atlas of Neotropical Lepidoptera; Checklist: Part4A Hesperioidea–Papilionoidea. Gainesville, Florida: Scientific Publishers, Inc. p. 93. ISBN 0-945417-28-4. 

External links[edit]

  • Gimenez Dixon, M. (1996). "Parides pizarro". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 31 July 2007.