The Butterflies of Monteverde: Swallowtails

Lepidoptera: Papilionidae


The species below have been recorded from the Monteverde region, above 700 m elevation in the Cordillera de Tilarán. The scientific names on the left follow Tyler et al. (1994), with the equivalent names from DeVries (1987) on the right.


Battus chalceus ingenuus (Dyar)
Battus polydamas polydamas (Linnaeus)
Eurytides orabilis orabilis (Butler)
Heraclides anchisiades idaeus (Fabricius)
Heraclides androgeus epidaurus (Godman & Salvin)
Heraclides astyalus pallas (Gray)
Heraclides cresphontes (Cramer)
Heraclides isidorus rhodostictus (Butler & Druce)
Heraclides thoas nealces (Rothschild & Jordan)
Mimoides euryleon clusoculis (Butler)
Mimoides ilus branchus (Doubleday)
Papilio polyxenes stabilis (Rothschild & Jordan)
Parides childrenae childrenae (Gray)
Parides erithalion sadyattes (Druce)
Parides eurimedes mylotes (Bates)
Parides iphidamas iphidamas (Fabricius)
Parides panares lycimenes (Boisduval)
Parides photinus (Doubleday)
Parides sesostris zestos (Gray)
Protesilaus protesilaus dariensis (Rothschild & Jordan)
Protographium calliste olbius (Rothschild & Jordan)
Protographium epidaus epidaus (Doubleday)
Pterourus birchallii devriesi (K. Brown & K. Wilson)
Pterourus garamas syedra (Godman & Salvin)
Pterourus menatius vulneratus (Butler)
Pterourus zagreus zalates (Godman & Salvin)
Battus belus varus (Kollar)
Battus polydamas polydamas (Linnaeus)
Eurytides orabilis (Butler)
Papilio anchisiades idaeus Fabricius
Papilio androgeus epidaurus Godman & Salvin
Papilio astyalus pallas Gray
Papilio cresphontes (Cramer)
Papilio rhodostictus rhodostictus Butler & Druce
Papilio thoas nealces Rothschild & Jordan
Eurytides euryleon clusoculis (Butler)
Eurytides branchus (Doubleday)
Papilio polyxenes stabilis Rothschild & Jordan
Parides childrenae childrenae (Gray)
Parides erithalion sadyattes (Druce)
Parides arcas mylotes (Bates)
Parides iphidamas iphidamas (Fabricius)
Parides lycimenes lycimenes (Boisduval)
Parides photinus (Doubleday)
Parides sesostris zestos (Gray)
Eurytides protesilaus (Rothschild & Jordan)
Eurytides calliste olbius (Rothschild & Jordan)
Eurytides epidaus epidaus (Doubleday)
Papilio birchalli godmani Rothschild & Jordan
Papilio garamas syedra Godman & Salvin
Papilio victorinus vulneratus Butler
Papilio ascolius zalates (Godman & Salvin)

* DeVries, P. J. 1987. The Butterflies of Costa Rica and their Natural History. Vol. I. Papilionidae, Pieridae, Nymphalidae. Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey, U.S.A.

*Tyler, H., K. S. Brown, and K. Wilson. 1994. Swallowtail Butterflies of the Americas. Scientific Publishers, Inc., Gainesville, Florida.

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Created: 1 January 2001; Updated: 4 May 2001.