Troides plateni is a
Photos for easy identification
Here you can see some photos of Troides plateni (male above / female below). Troides plateni is a member of the
The fore wings are black. The veins are bordered by white colour.
The underside of Troides plateni is a copy from upside.
The hind wings of Troides plateni are black. The wing is dominated by two golden spots.
The underside is golden. The veins and the edge are black.
The body (abdomen) is black, 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 larger than the male. The basic colour of the female is dark-brown. The veins are bordered by white colour. There is a small, golden area with dark veins on the hind wings. The underside is a copy from upside.
Troides plateni is a butterfly from the Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly on the Philippines.
The first description of this butterfly was in 1888 by Staudinger. There are no subspecies.
In some publications this butterfly is listed as Troides rhadamantus plateni.
Troides plateni is, like all other Birdwings a true miracle of nature. This butterfly is strictly protected. It is listed in the appendix II from CITES.
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 rhadamantus Lucas 1835
Troides plateni Staudinger 1888
(Troides rhadamantus plateni)
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: PLATENI