Tribe TROIDINI

The tribe TROIDINI contains 6 genera and two subtribes. The subtribes contains also genera.

Subtribe: BATTINA

Subtribe: TROIDINA

 

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Genus ORNITHOPTERA

The following species are members of genus ORNITHOPTERA and they are represented on this homepage.

The genus ORNITHOPTERA was described in 1832 by Boisduval. It contains at present about 13 species. The genus ORNITHOPTERA is a small group of PAPILIONIDAE. ORNITHOPTERA butterflies are from AUSTRALASIA-INDOMALAYA.
The biggest butterfly on earth is a member of this genus. These butterflies are green, blue, red and gold.
All of them are also called birdwing-butterflies. Birdwings are wonders of nature and we have to protect them.


 

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