Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Variable Cattleheart
Parides erithalion (Boisduval, 1836)


Family: Papilionidae
Subfamily: Papilioninae
Tribe: Troidini
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Range: In North America from Mexico to Panama, there are several subspecies: trichopus (Rothschild & Jordan, 1906); polyzelus (C. Felder & R. Felder, 1865); sadyattes (H. Druce, 1874); smalli K. Brown, 1994.
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Taxonomy Notes: More than twenty subspecies of Parides erithalion are named (source: Butterflies of America).