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Golden Birdwing (Female)

Troides rhadamanthus rhadamanthus


The Golden Birdwing (Troides rhadamantus) is a birdwing butterfly (Papilionidae; Papilioninae; Troidini) that inhabits the Philippines. Troides rhadamanthus rhadamanthus (Lucas, 1835) occurs in the Philippines except in Palawan, Balabac, Calamian, and Dumaran, where the endemic subspecies Dr. Platen's Birdwing (Troides rhadamanthus plateni (Staudinger, 1888)) occurs instead. Recorded hostplants: Aristolochia sp. (Aristolochiaceae). Many species of Aristolochia are eaten by the caterpillar larvae of swallowtail butterflies, thus making themselves unpalatable to most predators.


Backyard adjacent to an open space.


Reference: 2012 Revised Checklist of the Butterflies of the Philippine Islands (Lepidoptera: Rhopalocera) by Colin G. Treadaway and Heinz G. Schroeder

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Thanks acreamoth99 :)

Biñan, Laguna, Philippines

Spotted on Feb 14, 2014
Submitted on Apr 7, 2014

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