Butterflies and Moths of North America

collecting and sharing data about Lepidoptera

Emerald-patched Cattleheart
Parides sesostris (Cramer, 1779)

Family: Papilionidae
Subfamily: Papilioninae
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Range: Subspecies zestos (G. Gray, [1853]) is found in Southeast Mexico through Costa Rica, and subspecies tarquinius (Boisduval, 1836) is found from Panama through transandean Columbia and northern Venezuela (source: Butterflies of America)
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Taxonomy Notes: Five subspecies are recognized: zestos (G. Gray, [1853]); tarquinius (Boisduval, 1836); sesostris (Cramer, 1779); trinitensis K. Brown, 1994; zischkai (Forster, 1955) (source: Butterflies of America)
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