Troides haliphron

Troides haliphron is a butterfly from Australasia / Indomalaya ecozone (Australia). The first description was in 1836 by Boisduval. The wingspan is about 13 – 15 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. Troides haliphron is black. It has a golden band on the hind wings. The females are brown and have some black spots in their golden areas.


Photos for easy identification

Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer
Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer
Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer
Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer

Here you can see some photos of Troides haliphron (male above / female below). Troides haliphron is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE from Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia).


Description

The fore wings are black. The veins are bordered by white colour.
The underside of Troides haliphron is a copy from upside. But, the basic colour is dark-brown. 

The hind wings of Troides haliphron are black. There is a golden band 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 dark-brown, but the underside has yellow spots. Head and thorax are black. The nape has a red hair-coat. 

Sex differences: The female covers the upper range of the wing-span. It is larger than the male. The basic colour of the female is brown. The veins are bordered by white colour. There is a yellow area with dark veins on the hind wings. One chain of black spots  is in the yellow area. The underside is a copy from upside.


Distribution

Troides haliphron is a butterfly from the Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia) ecozone. The distribution is restricted on Indonesia.


This world map shows the ecozones in which this butterfly is distributed.

Larval food

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General information

The first description of this butterfly was in 1836 by Boisduval. There are six subspecies.

This butterfly is strictly protected. It is listed in the appendix II from CITES.

Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer
Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer
Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer
Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer

Here you can see the subspecies Troides haliphron naias (male left / female right).

Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer
Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer
Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer
Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer

Here you can see the subspecies Troides haliphron pistor (male left / female right).


Macro photos

Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer macro photograph of Troides haliphron m (upside)
Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer macro photograph of Troides haliphron m (underside)
Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer macro photograph of Troides haliphron f (upside)
Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer macro photograph of Troides haliphron f (underside)

Here you can see some macro photos of Troides haliphron.


Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

Troides criton C. & R. Felder 1860

Troides darsius Gray 1852  

Troides riedeli Kirsch 1885  

Troides vandepolli Snellen 1890


Scientific name

Troides haliphron Boisduval 1836  


Other names

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Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

AUSTRALASIA / INDOMALAYA (Australia)

 

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