Troides vandepolli is a
Photos for easy identification
Here you can see some photos of Troides vandepolli (male above / female below). Troides vandepolli is a member of the
The fore wings are black. The veins are a little bit bordered by white colour.
The underside of Troides vandepolli is dark-brown. The veins are bordered by white colour.
The hind wings of Troides vandepolli 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. At the inner edge there is a yellowish spot.
The body (abdomen) is brown, but the underside is yellow and black. 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 vandepolli is a butterfly from the Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia) ecozone. The distribution is restricted on Java and Sumatra.
The first description of this butterfly was in 1890 by Snellen. There are two subspecies.
- Troides vandepolli honrathiana [Martin, 1893]
- Troides vandepolli parrottei [Deslisle, 1989]
Troides vandepolli is, 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 vandepolli.
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 vandepolli Snellen 1890
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: VANDEPOLLI