Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Mylotes Cattleheart
Parides eurimedes (Stoll, 1782)

Family: Papilionidae
Subfamily: Papilioninae
Identification: Male and female are primarily black with red patch on hindwing. Both sexes lack tails. Upper surface of male forewing has triangular blue-green patch, female has white patch.
Wing Span: 3-3 ½ inches (7 - 8.5 cm.).
Life History: Full-grown caterpillar is purple-brown with black patches. White band along sides. Chrysalis pale green with yellowish tinge.
Flight: March-November.
Caterpillar Hosts: Pipevines (genus Aristolochia).
Adult Food: Not reported.
Habitat: Tropical forests and associated edges and openings.
Range: Southern Mexico south into Central America. One stray reported from Texas, perhaps erroneously.
Conservation: None noted.
Management Needs: None needed for tropical stray.
Comments: NULL