Trogonoptera brookiana, also called Raja Brooke's Birdwing is a butterfly from Australasia / Indomalaya ecozone (Australia). The first description was in 1855 by Wallace. The wingspan is about 15 – 17 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. Trogonoptera brookiana is black. It has a chain of green spots on the fore wings. The females are brown and have some white and green spots.
In rejang language butterfly call as ambai ambai (lebong regency) or kibat (kepahiang regency).
The fore wings are black. At the outer edge there is a chain of big, acuminate, green spots.
The underside of Trogonoptera brookiana is dark-brown. There are some short, green lines in the middle of the wing. Next to the body there are two blue lines.
The hind wings of Trogonoptera brookiana are black. Next to the body there is a big, green area. The veins are black and they cleave the green area.
The underside is dark-brown. At the outer edge there is a chain of white spots. These spots have a black core.
The body (abdomen) is brown. Head and thorax are black. The nape and the underside of thorax have a red hair-coat.
- Aristolochia acuminata
- Aristolochia foveolata
The first description of this butterfly was in 1855 by Wallace. There are three subspecies.
- Trogonoptera brookiana albescens [Rothschild, 1895]
- Trogonoptera brookiana natunensis [Rothschild]
- Trogonoptera brookiana trogon [Vollenhoven, 1860]
Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree
- Kingdom: ANIMALIA
- Phylum: ARTHROPODA
- Class: INSECTA
- Order: LEPIDOPTERA
- Suborder: DITRYSIA
- Superfamily: PAPILIONOIDEA
- Family: PAPILIONIDAE
- Subfamily: PAPILIONINAE
- Tribe: TROIDINI
- Genus: TROGONOPTERA
- Specific name: BROOKIANA
Credit photo :
Julkifli SembringReference :