Trogonoptera trojana

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Palawan birdwing
MP - Birdwing 5.jpg
Adult male dorsal surface
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Papilionidae
Tribe: Troidini
Genus: Trogonoptera
Species: T. trojana
Binomial name
Trogonoptera trojana
Honrath, 1886
Palawan Peacock Pheasant range.svg
The Palawan birdwing is endemic to Palawan in the Philippines.
Synonyms
  • Troides trojana

The Palawan birdwing or triangle birdwing (Trogonoptera trojana) is a birdwing butterfly of the family Papilionidae. It is endemic to Palawan in the Philippines. It is one of only two species in its genus, the other being the more widespread Rajah Brooke's birdwing. This species is included in CITES Appendix II,[1] restricting international export to those who have been granted a permit. The wingspan is approximately 18–19 cm (7.1–7.5 in).[1] The species may be observed flying at any point during the year. The larvae feed on Aristolochia.[1]

Taxonomy[edit]

Genus: Trogonoptera Rippon, 1890

Species: Trogonoptera brookiana Wallace, 1855
Subspecies: Trogonoptera brookiana brookiana (Wallace, 1855)
Trogonoptera brookiana brookiana f. brookiana Wallace, 1855
Trogonoptera brookiana brookiana f. julijae S.Hu, 2007
Subspecies: Trogonoptera brookiana toshikii Kobayashi, 1991
Subspecies: Trogonoptera brookiana akikoa Morita, 1994
Species: Trogonoptera trojana Honrath, 1886

Illustrations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Butterfly Corner. Trogonoptera trojana. Accessed 21 May 2012