Troides amphrysus is a
Photos for easy identification
Here you can see some photos of Troides amphrysus (male above / female below). Troides amphrysus is a member of the
The fore wings are black. Some veins are bordered by yellow colour.
The underside of Troides amphrysus is very similar to the upside.
The hind wings of Troides amphrysus are golden. The veins and the edge of the wing are black. In the back part of the wing there is a black spot.
The underside is very similar to the upside.
The body (abdomen) is yellow. Head and thorax are black. The nape has a red hair-coat.
Sex differences: The female covers the upper range of the wing-span. The basic colour of the female is brown or dark-brown. The veins are bordered by white colour. There is a golden area with dark veins on the hind wings. There is a chain of golden spots at the edge of the wing. The underside is a copy from upside.
Troides amphrysus is a butterfly from the Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly from Myanmar until Indonesia.
- Aristolochia acuminata
- Aristolochia foveolata
The first description of this butterfly was in 1779 by Cramer. There are many subspecies.
- Troides amphrysus actinotia [Jordan, 1909]
- Troides amphrysus arkumene [Hayami, 1994]
- Troides amphrysus astrea [Hayami, 1992]
- Troides amphrysus chrysomelas [Parrott & Schmid, 1984]
- Troides amphrysus euthydemus [Fruhstorfer, 1913]
- Troides amphrysus flavicollis [Druce, 1873]
- Troides amphrysus hilbert [Hayami, 1992]
- Troides amphrysus kecilensis [Schäffer, 1999]
- Troides amphrysus kuris [Kobayashi & Hayami, 1987]
- Troides amphrysus merah [Kobayashi & Hayami, 1992]
- Troides amphrysus naokoae [Morita, 1996]
- Troides amphrysus niasicus [Fruhstorfer, 1897]
- Troides amphrysus perintis [Kobayashi, 1986]
- Troides amphrysus ruficollis [Butler, 
- Troides amphrysus simeuluensis [Ohya, 1985]
- Troides amphrysus vistara [Fruhstorfer, 1906]
- Troides amphrysus zeus [Kobayashi & Hayami, 1992]
Troides amphrysus is, like all other Birdwings a true miracle of nature. This butterfly is strictly protected. It is listed in the appendix II from CITES.
Here you can see the subspecies Troides amphrysus ruficollis (left male / right female).
Here you can see some macro photos of Troides amphrysus.
Protection provisions / Red List
- CITES: (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora):
-Appendix II- (as at 12.02.2008)
- EU regulation on trading with species of wild Fauna and Flora:
-Appendix B- (as at 19.08.2005)
- IUCN Red List of threatened species:
-no entry- (as at 2008)
Similar and closely-related species
Troides andromache Staudinger 1892
Troides amphrysus Cramer 1779
Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree
- Kingdom: ANIMALIA
- Phylum: ARTHROPODA
- Class: INSECTA
- Order: LEPIDOPTERA
- Suborder: DITRYSIA
- Superfamily: PAPILIONOIDEA
- Family: PAPILIONIDAE
- Subfamily: PAPILIONINAE
- Tribe: TROIDINI
- Genus: TROIDES
- Specific name: AMPHRYSUS