Rajah Brooke’s Birdwing Butterfly


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.

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