Parides tros

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Parides tros
Mounted female specimen
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Papilionidae
Genus: Parides
Species: P. tros
Binomial name
Parides tros
(Fabricius, 1793)
  • Papilio tros Fabricius, 1793
  • Papilio dardanus Fabricius, 1793 (preocc. Brown, 1776)
  • Papilio opleus Godart, 1819

Parides tros is a species of butterfly in the family Papilionidae. It is found in the Neotropical ecozone where it is endemic to Brazil.

The larva feeds on Aristolochia species including A. rumicifolia, A. cynanchifolia (P. t. tros), A. triangularis (P. t. danunciae).


  • Parides tros tros (Brazil: Espirito Santo, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo)[1]
  • Parides tros danunciae Mielke, Casagrande & Mielke, 2000 (Brazil: Paraná, Santa Catarina)

Description from Seitz[edit]

P. dardanus Fabr. (= tros Fabr. = opleus Godt) (2 c). Tailed. Forewing in the male with a green spot before the hindmargin; the red area of the hindwing not opalescent. Female with a white area on the forewing, with obsolete margins. — An exclusively Brazilian species, which hitherto is only known from the province of Rio de Janeiro.[2]

Description from Rothschild and Jordan(1906)[edit]

A full description is provided by Rothschild, W. and Jordan, K. (1906)[3] as dardanus Fabr.


Parides tros is a member of the aeneas species group [4]

The members are


  1. ^ Lewis, H. L., 1974 Butterflies of the World ISBN 0-245-52097-X Page 26, figure 26
  2. ^ Seitz, A. ed. Band 1: Abt. 1, Die Großschmetterlinge des palaearktischen Faunengebietes, Die palaearktischen Tagfalter, 1909, 379 Seiten, mit 89 kolorierten Tafeln (3470 Figuren) This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  3. ^ Rothschild, W. and Jordan, K. (1906). A revision of the American Papilios. Novitates Zoologicae 13: 411-752. (Facsimile edition ed. P.H. Arnaud, 1967) and online
  4. ^ Edwin Möhn, 2007 Butterflies of the World, Part 26: Papilionidae XIII. Parides Verlag Goecke & Evers Verlag Goecke & Evers ISBN 9783937783277