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Common Birdwing (male)

Troides helena


The Common Birdwing, Troides helena (Linnaeus, 1758), is a beautiful and large butterfly belonging to the Swallowtail (Papilionidae family). It is often found in the wildlife trade due to its popularity with butterfly collectors. The butterfly has seventeen subspecies.


This series of butterflies were spotted in a Butterfly Pavilion in Denver, Colorado, USA.

1 species ID suggestions

MartinL 6 years ago
Common birdwing male
Troides helena The Common Birdwing

1 Comment

pamsai 6 years ago

thanks martini for the ID...

Denver, Colorado, USA

Lat: 39.74, Long: -104.98

Spotted on Aug 24, 2012
Submitted on Aug 27, 2012

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