Panthiades bitias (Cramer, 1777)

Common Name:

Papilio tibias (Cramer, 1777)

Papilio syncellus (Stoll, 1780)

Natural History:

Eight species are described in the genus Panthiades, occurring between Mexico and the countries of South America (Lamas, 2004).

Brasil; México
Feeding Caterpillars:

According  Beccaloni et al. 2008, are recorded as host-plants:

Chrysobalanaceae: Licania arborea

Combretaceae: Terminalia catappa

Euphorbiaceae: Omphalea diandra

Fagaceae: Quercus oleoides

Leguminosae-Mimosoideae: Calliandra coriacea, Inga vera, Mimosa albida

Leguminosae-Papiliooideae: Andira inermis

Simaroubaceae: Unidentified species

Sterculiaceae: Theobrama cacao

brown, blue
open forest / meadow, forest edge
Beccaloni G.W, Viloria A.L., Hall S.K., Robinson G.S. (2008):
Catalogue of the hostplants of the Neotropical butterflies. Book., London, S.E.A., Ribes, CYTED, Natural History Museum, IVIC: 1-536
Lamas G. (2004):
Atlas of neotropical Lepidoptera - Checklist: Part 4A Hesperioidea - Papilionoidea. Book.: 1-439
panthiades bitias
Photo: Anselmo D'Affonseca