Troides helena, Common Birdwing, Papilioninae

Written by on May 2, 2012 in Indonesia Butterfly with 0 Comments

Troides helena, Common Birdwing, Papilioninae

Troides-helena-00

Native South East Asia   Wingspan 12-15 cm

Males
Upperside of forewings are rich velvety black with adnervular pale streaks on either side of the veins beyond the cell. The rest of the wing rich silky yellow; the veins prominently but narrowly black.
Hindwing: dorsal margin broadly black, with an edging of long soft black hairs.
Females
Upper and under sides of the female is similar to those in the male, but with the following differences:
Fore wing: the adnervular pale streaks broader and more prominent.

Caterpillar feed on:

Aristolochia-fordiana Aristolochia-tagala

Aristolochia fordiana Aristolochia tagala

 

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