Troides dohertyi (Talaud Black Birdwing)
Troides dohertyi, also called Talaud Black Birdwing is a
Photos for easy identification
Here you can see some photos of Troides dohertyi (male above / female below). Troides dohertyi is a member of the
The fore wings are black.
The underside of Troides dohertyi is black. The veins are bordered by white colour.
The hind wings of Troides dohertyi are black.
The underside is black and it has a chain of yellow spots.
The body (abdomen) is light-brown, but the underside is yellow. Head and thorax are black. The underside of thorax has a red hair-coat.
Sex differences: The female covers the upper range of the wing-span. It is significant-larger than the male. The basic colour of the female is dark-brown. The veins are bordered by white colour. There is a small yellow area with dark veins on the hind wings. The underside is a copy from upside.
Troides dohertyi is a butterfly from the Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia) ecozone. It is an endemic species from Talaud island and Sangihe island.
The first description of this butterfly was in 1893 by Rippon. There are no subspecies.
Troides dohertyi is, like all other Birdwings a true miracle of nature. This butterfly is strictly protected. It is listed in the appendix II from CITES.
In some publications this butterfly is listed as Troides rhadamantus dohrtyi.
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:
-endangered, protected- (as at 2008)
Similar and closely-related species
Troides dohertyi Rippon 1893
(Troides rhadamantus dohertyi)
Talaud Black Birdwing
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: DOHERTYI