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Ornithoptera goliath female
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Papilionidae
Subfamily: Papilioninae
Tribe: Troidini
Talbot, 1939[1]

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), like the pipevine swallowtail, and are mimicked by other butterflies (Scott 1986).


  1. ^ Talbot, G. (1939). "Tribe I. Troiidini". The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma: Butterflies. 1. London: Taylor and Francis. p. 61.