Troides andromache is a
Photos for easy identification
Here you can see some photos of Troides andromache (male above / female below). Troides andromache is a member of the
The fore wings are black.
The underside of Troides andromache is very similar to the upside. At the outer edge there is a chain of yellowish spots.
The hind wings of Troides andromache are golden. The veins and the edge of the wing are black.
The underside is very similar to the upside.
The body (abdomen) is light-brown, but the underside is yellow. Head and thorax are black.
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 small golden area with dark veins on the hind wings. There is a chain of yellow spots at the edge of the wing. The underside is a copy from upside.
Troides andromache is a butterfly from the Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly on Borneo.
- Aristolochia acuminata
- Aristolochia foveolata
The first description of this butterfly was in 1892 by Staudinger. There are two subspecies.
- Troides andromache marapokensis [Fruhstorfer, 1898]
- Troides andromache nishikawai [Kobayashi, 1992]
Troides andromache 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 some macro photos of Troides andromache.
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)
Troides andromache Staudinger 1892
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: ANDROMACHE