Troides rhadamantus is a
Photos for easy identification
Here you can see some photos of Troides rhadamantus (male above / female below). Troides rhadamantus is a member of the
The fore wings are black. The veins are bordered by white colour.
The underside of Troides rhadamantus is very similar to the upside.
The hind wings of Troides rhadamantus are golden. The veins and the edge of the wing are black.
The underside is very similar to the upside.
The body (abdomen) is black, but the underside is yellow. Head and thorax are black. The underside of thorax has red hairs.
Sex differences: The female covers the upper range of the wing-span. The basic colour of the female is dark-brown or black. The veins are bordered by white colour. There is a large golden area with dark veins on the hind wings. At the edge there is a chain of golden spots. The underside is a copy from upside.
Troides rhadamantus is a butterfly from the Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly on the Philippines.
- Aristolochia acuminata
The first description of this butterfly was in 1835 by Lucas. There are no subspecies.
Troides rhadamantusis, 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 some macro photos of Troides rhadamantus.
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
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: RHADAMANTUS