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Dr. Platen's Birdwing Butterfly

Troides plateni

Description:

This butterfly belongs to Family Papilionoidae. Its larval food plant is Aristolochia tagala. Troides plateni is a butterfly from the Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly in the Philippines.

Habitat:

Troides plateni is found mainly in wooded habitats.

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3 Comments

Hi Irish, this is a Golden Birdwing, Troides rhadamantus rhadamantus Lucas 1835. Troides plateni is found only in the Palawan area as ssp Troides rhadamantus plateni.

Hello Irish. Pls add this spotting to the Butterflies in the Philippines mission (http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/1555...). Pls join :) Thanks!!

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 8 years ago

Please consider adding this to the Philippine Endemic Species mission: http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/8621...

Negros Occidental, Philippines

Spotted on Oct 11, 2012
Submitted on Nov 11, 2012

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