Troides miranda is a
Photos for easy identification
Here you can see some photos of Troides miranda (male above / female below). Troides miranda is a member of the
The fore wings are black. At the wing-tip some veins are bordered by white colour.
The underside of Troides miranda is very similar to the upside.
The hind wings of Troides miranda are golden. The veins and the edge of the wing are black.
The underside is very similar to the upside.
The body (abdomen) 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. 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 miranda is a butterfly from the Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly in Indonesia.
- Aristolochia foveolata
The first description of this butterfly was in 1869 by Butler. There are two subspecies.
- Troides miranda hayamii [Kobayashi, 1991]
- Troides miranda neomiranda [Fruhstorfer, 1903]
Troides miranda 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 miranda neomiranda (left male / right female).
Here you can see some macro photos of Troides miranda.
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 miranda Butler 1869
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: MIRANDA