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1 of a List
with some Photos
noting those during
Focus On Nature Tours
in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela
First Part of a List of South America Butterflies in 6 Parts,
compiled by Armas Hill
Here, in this Part: Papilionidae, the Swallowtails
Among Butterfly Groupings in this list below, links to these:
PIPEVINE SWALLOWTAILS: Genus Battus CATTLEHEARTS: Genus Parides
two primitive swallowtails in genus Euryades FLUTED SWALLOWTAILS: Genus Papilio
KITE SWALLOWTAILS: Genera Eurytides, Protesilaus, Neographium, Mimoides
Links to other South America Butterfly groupings in this list:
Part #2 - Whites, Yellows, Sulphurs (Pieridae)
Part #3 - Hairstreaks, Blues (Lycaenidae) & Metalmarks (Riodinidae)
Part #4 - Brushfoots (Nymphalidae)
Part #5 - Clearwings (Ithomiini) & Satyrs (Satyrini)
Part #6 - Skippers (Hesperiidae)
Photo above: the BLACK SWALLOWTAIL, a species common in North America, but also occurring in northern South America, where subspecies have been described as recently as in 2002 in Peru, and in 2009 in Venezuela.
The Black Swallowtail is the last species in this part of this list.
(photo by Howard Eskin)
Codes relating to illustrations in various books:
Numbers noted as (AZ:xx) refer to pages in "Butterflies of Arizona - A Photographic Guide", by Bob Stewart, Priscilla Brodkin, & Hank Brodkin (with fine photographs).
Numbers noted as (BB:xx) refer to pages in "Butterflies of Buenos Aires (Argentina)", by Gustavo Canals
Numbers noted as (C:xx) refer to pages in "A World of Butterflies", with text by Brian Cassie, and photographs (superb) by Kjell Sandved
Numbers noted as (D1:xx) refer to plates in "The Butterflies of Costa Rica and their Natural History (Volume 1): Papilionidae, Pieridae, Nymphalidae", by Philip J. DeVries
Numbers noted as (DV:xx) refer to pages in "Butterflies Of South America", by Bernard D'Abrera
Numbers noted as (EBE:xx) refer to pages in "Ecuador's Butterfly Ecology", by Xavier Silva
Numbers noted as (F:xx) refer to pages in "The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Butterflies", by Dr. John Feltwell
Numbers noted as (K:xx) refer to pages in the "Kaufman Focus Guide to Butterflies of North America", by Jim Brock & Kenn Kaufman
Numbers noted as (MCA:xx) refer to pages in "A Swift Guide to the Butterflies of Mexico & Central America" by Jeffrey Glassberg
Numbers noted as (MM:xx) refer to pages in "Mariposas (Butterflies) of Missiones (Argentina)", by Gustavo Canals
Numbers noted as (PE:xx) refer to plates in the "Peterson Field Guides to Eastern Butterflies", by Paul Opler & Vichai Malikul, 1998 edition. Those noted as (PEp:xx) refer to a page with a photograph.
Numbers noted as (PW:xx) refer to plates in the "Peterson Field Guide to Western Butterflies", by Paul Opler & illustrated by Amy Bartlett Wright, 1999 edition. Those noted as (PWp:xx) refer to a page with a photograph.
Numbers noted as (RG:xx) refer to pages in "Butterflies of the Lower Rio Grande Valley" by Roland Wauer.
Numbers noted as (S:xx) refer to pages in the "Smithsonian Handbook, Butterflies & Moths", by David Carter.
AR: in Argentina
ba: province of Buenos Aires
ne: northeast Argentina, including Iguazu Falls (ARne also on the Brazilian side at Iguazu Falls)
BR: in Brazil
am: Amazonian region
mg: Mato Grosso, including the Pantanal and as far north as Alta Floresta / Rio Cristalino
se: southeast Brazil
CH: in Chile
EC: in Ecuador
VE: in Venezuela
BUTTERFLIES OBSERVED DURING FONT TOURS NOTED BY AN (*) AFTER THE 2-LETTER COUNTRY CODE.
(ph): species with a photo in the FONT website
Birding & Nature Tours in South America in:
Brazil Ecuador Uruguay Venezuela Argentina Chile
Lists & Photo Galleries of BIRDS including those during FONT Tours in South America
Lists & Photo Galleries of MAMMALS relating to FONT Tours in South America
Lists of Photo Galleries of AMPHIBIANS & REPTILES including those during FONT Tours in South America
Alphabetical Directory of Butterflies by Genus of those with Photos in the FONT Website
Directory of Photos in this Website
A List of South American Butterflies, Part #1:
Family PAPILIONIDAE: SWALLOWTAILS (and allies)
Worldwide, there are totally about 700 known species of SWALLOWTAILS
Genus BATTUS: PIPEVINE SWALLOWTAILS: Globally 15 species