Battus zetides (Munroe, 1971) [Papilio zetes Westwood 1847, Papilio zetides Linnaeus, 1758]

"Las Abejas," Prov de Pedernales, Dominican Republic; 7/1984 male "La Horma", Dominican Republic; 7/1992 underside male
Generally considered to be rare, B. zetides can be locally quite common when found . It is known only from the island of Hispaniola, and may be threatened with habitat destruction. It prefers hardwood forests and ravines above 1000 meters elevation, typically never straying far from its host plant and flying 10 to 20 meters up near the tree canopy.