Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1146406

Variable Cattleheart
Parides erithalion

Observation date: December 19, 2014
Submitted by: ncrosbyrd
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: None.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Paul Prappas
Verified date: October 25, 2022
Coordinator notes: I've tried to be convinced that this could be Emerald-patched, but the slight separation and two-toned quality of the HW spots are strong indicators of the Variable Cattleheart, sub-species "smalli". Seeing a photo of the dorsal side, or the end of the abdomen, or the presence of a small red spot higher up the HW would help support a possible "Emerald-patched"
Checklist region(s): Panama