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Golden Birdwing ♂

Troides rhadamantus rhadamantus

Description:

Golden Birdwing ♂ (Troides rhadamantus rhadamantus Lucas 1835; Papilionidae; Papilioninae; Troidini). It inhabits the Philippines and is the country's most common birdwing. Distributional record of the ssp: Philippines excluding Balabac, Calamian, Dumaran, Palawan. Recorded hostplants: Aristolochia sp. (Aristolochiaceae). Pupae can often be found on Aristolochia tagala in private gardens.

Habitat:

Makiling Botanic Gardens, a forest park of the Mt. Makiling Center for Mountain Ecosystems (adjacent or within the UPLB-College of Forestry and Natural Resources), University of the Philippines at Los Baños, Laguna.

Notes:

http://www.nagypal.net/ttrhadam.htm

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Laguna, Philippines

Spotted on Nov 15, 2015
Submitted on Nov 24, 2015

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