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Rajah Brooke's birdwing

Trogonoptera brookiana


This elegant-looking butterfly has jet black wings where each forewing has 7 tooth-shaped metallic green markings. It is a protected species, listed under Appendix II of CITES.


Lowland rainforest of Danum Valley Conservation Area, near river.

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Sabah, Malaysia

Lat: 4.97, Long: 117.82

Spotted on Jan 28, 2017
Submitted on Feb 23, 2017

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