Pink Cattleheart (Parides iphidamus)


 
Living image of Pink Cattleheart on a leaf with wings folded Family: Papilionidae (swallowtails).
 
Geographic Distribution: Central and South America. Costa Rica to Ecuador and Peru.
 
Wingspan: Male: 38-40 mm; female: 39-41 mm.
 
Larval host plants: Aristolochia sp. (Aristolochiaceae).
 
Habitats: All forest habitats.
 
Identification: Sexually dimorphic. Both sexes are black with white patches on forewing with red on hindwing. The size and shape of the patches varies with sex.
 
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