Baeotus aeilus (Stoll, 1780)

Common Name:
Amazon Beauty
Synonyms:

Papilio aeilus (Stoll, 1780)

Eriboea aile (Hübner, [1819]), emend.

Megistanis amazonicus (Riley, 1919)

Natural History:

Baeotus aeilus is a species that inhabits the forest canopy. In plots around of Manaus B. aeilus was the most abundant species among  species of 4 Baeotus wich occurring in the Neotropics. This species show clear sexual dimorphism, females with a yellow stripe and males with a blue stripe on the dorsum of the wings.

Distribution:
Brazil; Colombia
Feeding Adult:

Adults feed on rotting fruits

Color:
black, blue, yellow, white
Habitat:
forest
Baeotus aeilus fem dorsal

Female, from dorsal

Specimen deposited in the Collection of Invertebrates INPA, Amazonas

baeotus aeilus macho

Male, from dorsal

Specimen deposited in the Collection of Invertebrates INPA, Amazonas

from ventral
From ventral