Troidini

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Troidini
Ornithoptera goliath samson MHNT dos.jpg
Ornithoptera goliath female
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Papilionidae
Subfamily: Papilioninae
Tribe: Troidini
Genera

Troidini is a tribe of swallowtail butterflies that consists of some 135 species in 12 genera.

Members of this tribe feed on poisonous pipevine plants, typically of the genus Aristolochia, as larvae. As a result, they themselves are poisonous and unpalatable to predators (Pinheiro 1986), and are mimicked by other butterflies (Scott 1986).

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