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Rajah Brooke Birdwing (F)

Trogonoptera brookiana

Description:

A beautiful birdwing butterfly from the rainforests of Thai-Malay Peninsula, Borneo. Named after James Brooke, the white Rajah of Sarawak. The female is distinguished from the male by it's wings that are browner with prominent white flashes at the tips of the forewings and at the base of the hindwings

Notes:

Highly attracted to the flowers of the hibiscus plant.

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1 Comment

MickGrant
MickGrant 9 years ago

National Butterfly of Malaysia - I didn't know that! Lovely!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rajah_Brook...

DiveMUster
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DiveMUster

Ipoh, Malaysia

Spotted on Aug 9, 2008
Submitted on Aug 9, 2011

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