Butterflies

Parides montezuma

Parides montezuma butterflyCommon Name: __.

Scientific Name: Parides montezuma.

Family: Papilionidae.

Subfamily: Papilioninae.

Genus: Parides, Hübner, 1819.

Species: montezuma.

FW Length: 37-42 mm.

Geographic Range: Occur from sea level to 700 m on the Pacific slope in dry forest habitats.

Host Plant (s): Asclepia curassavica, other Asclepias spp.

Unique Characteristics: there are breeding populations in Parque Santa Rosa, and in some years it can be locally common during the early part of the rainy season.

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