Troides riedeli

Troides riedeli is a butterfly from Australasia / Indomalaya ecozone (Australia). The first description was in 1885 by Kirsch. The wingspan is about 14 – 16 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. Troides riedeli is black. It has a large golden area on the hind wings. The females are black 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 riedeli (male above / female below). Troides riedeli is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE from Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia).


Description

The fore wings are black.
The underside of Troides riedeli is a copy from upside. But, the veins are bordered by white colour. 

The hind wings of Troides riedeli are black. There is a large golden area 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 black, 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 black. 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 riedeli 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 1885 by Kirsch. There are no subspecies.

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


Macro photos

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

Here you can see some macro photos of Troides riedeli.


Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

Troides criton C. & R. Felder 1860 

Troides darsius Gray 1852 

Troides haliphron Boisduval 1836    

Troides vandepolli Snellen 1890


Scientific name

Troides riedeli Kirsch 1885  


Other names

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Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

AUSTRALASIA / INDOMALAYA (Australia)

 

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