Troides riedeli is a
Photos for easy identification
Here you can see some photos of Troides riedeli (male above / female below). Troides riedeli is a member of the
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.
Troides riedeli is a butterfly from the Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia) ecozone. The distribution is restricted on Indonesia.
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.
Here you can see some macro photos of Troides riedeli.
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 riedeli Kirsch 1885
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: RIEDELI