Troides haliphron is a
Photos for easy identification
Here you can see some photos of Troides haliphron (male above / female below). Troides haliphron is a member of the
The fore wings are black. The veins are bordered by white colour.
The underside of Troides haliphron is a copy from upside. But, the basic colour is dark-brown.
The hind wings of Troides haliphron are black. There is a golden band 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 dark-brown, 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 brown. 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 haliphron is a butterfly from the Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia) ecozone. The distribution is restricted on Indonesia.
The first description of this butterfly was in 1836 by Boisduval. There are six subspecies.
- Troides haliphron bellwoni [Neukirchen, 1993]
- Troides haliphron eleonorae [Rumbucher & Schäffler, 2004]
- Troides haliphron naias [Doherty, 1891]
- Troides haliphron pallens [Oberthür, 1897]
- Troides haliphron pistor [Rothshild, 1896]
- Troides haliphron purabu [Kobayashi, 1987]
This butterfly is strictly protected. It is listed in the appendix II from CITES.
Here you can see the subspecies Troides haliphron naias (male left / female right).
Here you can see the subspecies Troides haliphron pistor (male left / female right).
Here you can see some macro photos of Troides haliphron.
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 haliphron Boisduval 1836
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: HALIPHRON