Common name : Rajah brooke’s birdwing butterfly
Scientific name : Trogonoptera brookiana
Family : Papilionidae
Native to : Australasia, Indo-Malaya ecozone
Interesting fact : Black and electric green in colour, the pattern on its wings is extremely unique to this butterfly alone.
With a wingspan of 15-17 cm, this butterfly is a protected species. The larvae feed on the Aristolochia acuminate plant, while the adult butterfly takes nectar from the Bauhinia plant. Due to widespread hunting of this butterfly is now considered a protected species.