Troides cuneifera is a
Photos for easy identification
Here you can see some photos of Troides cuneifera (male above / female below). Troides cuneifera is a member of the
The fore wings are black. There are some yellow stripes in the middle of the wing.
The underside of Troides cuneifera is very similar to the upside.
The hind wings of Troides cuneifera are golden. The veins and the edge of the wing are black. There is a chain of black spots in the golden part of the wing.
The underside is a copy from upside.
The body (abdomen) is light-brown and has two black spots. The underside of the abdomen is yellow. Head and thorax are black.
Sex differences: The female covers the upper range of the wing-span. It is significant-larger than the male. The basic colour of the female is dark-brown. The veins are bordered by white colour. There is a golden area with dark veins on the hind wings. At the outer edge there is a chain of yellow spots. The underside is a copy from upside.
Troides cuneifera is a butterfly from the Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly in Malaysia and Indonesia.
- Aristolochia foveolata
The first description of this butterfly was in 1879 by Oberthür. There are only two subspecies.
- Troides cuneifera paeninsulae [Pendlebury, 1936]
- Troides cuneifera sumatranus [Hagen, 1894]
Troides cuneifera 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 cuneifera Oberthür 1879
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: CUNEIFERA