Parides vertumnus

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Parides vertumnus
Parides vertumnus vertumnus MHNT dos.jpg
Specimen in the collection of Muséum de Toulouse
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Papilionidae
Genus: Parides
Species: P. vertumnus
Binomial name
Parides vertumnus
(Cramer, 1779)
Synonyms
  • Papilio vertumnus Cramer, [1779]
  • Papilio phronius Lucas, 1852
  • Papilio cixius Gray, [1853]
  • Papilio vertumnus ab. latoplaga Dufrane, 1930
  • Papilio vertumnus ab. rubropuncta Dufrane, 1930
  • Papilio vertumnus diceros f. regularis Rousseau-Decelle, 1943
  • Papilio cutora Gray, [1853]
  • Papilio cutora C. & R. Felder, 1864
  • Papilio diceros Gray, [1853]
  • Papilio idalion C. & R. Felder, 1865
  • Papilio vertumnus var. bogotanus C. & R. Felder, 1864
  • Papilio diceros ab. lineatransversa Krüger, 1933
  • Papilio vertumnus var. autumnus Staudinger, 1898
  • Papilio vertumnus yuracares Rothschild & Jordan, 1906
  • Papilio vertumnus f. nigripalpus Röber, 1929
  • Papilio vertumnus pseudobogotanus Krüger, 1926
  • Papilio vertumnus pyrophanus Zikán, 1937
  • Papilio vertumnus f. melanopterus Zikán, 1937
  • Papilio vertumnus vertumnalis Bryk, 1953
  • Papilio vertumnus astorius Zikán, 1940

Parides vertumnus is a species of butterfly in the family Papilionidae. It is found in the Neotropical ecozone.

The larvae feed on Aristolochia species including A. elegans, A. odoratissima and A. acutifolia.

Subspecies[edit]

  • P. v. vertumnus Guianas, Surinam, French Guiana, eastern Venezuela [1]
  • P. v. cutora (Gray, [1853]) Brazil (Amazonas, Pará)
  • P. v. diceros (Gray, [1853]) Brazil (Pará)
  • P. v. bogotanus (C. & R. Felder, 1864) Colombia, Ecuador, northeastern Peru

Etymology[edit]

It is named in the classical tradition. In Roman mythology, the god Vertumnus could change his form at will.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lewis, H. L., 1974 Butterflies of the World ISBN 0-245-52097-X Page 26, figure 27, female