Troides criton is a
Photos for easy identification
Here you can see some photos of Troides criton (male above / female below). Troides criton is a member of the
The fore wings are black.
The underside of Troides criton is a copy from upside.
The hind wings of Troides criton are black. There is a large golden area in the middle of the wing. The veins are black and they cleave the golden area.
The underside is a copy from upside.
The body (abdomen) is brown, but the underside is yellow. Head and thorax are black. The underside of thorax has a red hair-coat.
Sex differences: The veins are partly bordered by white colour. There is a chain of black spots in the golden area. The underside is a copy from upside.
Troides criton is a butterfly from the Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia) ecozone. The distribution is restricted on Indonesia.
The first description of this butterfly was in 1860 by C. & R. Felder. There is only one subspecies.
- Troides criton critonides [Fruhstorfer, 1903]
Troides criton is strictly protected. It is listed in the appendix II from CITES.
Here you can see some macro photos of Troides criton.
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 criton C. & R. Felder 1860
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: CRITON