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I would like to upload some birdwings after posting Pharmacophagus antenor. Rajah Brooke's Birdwing (Trogonoptera brookiana) is famous for its spectacular green and unique triangle patterns.

Although it is common in Malaysia, the sight of so many birdwings gathering together is really interesting to me.

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This is a male Rajah Brooke's Birdwings.

 

Birdwings are large, tropical papilionid butterflies native to mainland and archipelagic Southeast Asia and Australasia (with one Indian species), and are usually regarded as belonging to three genera: Ornithoptera, Trogonoptera and Troides. Some authorities include additional genera and the number of species range between 10 and 30 depending on the taxonomic treatment. Birdwings are named for their exceptional size, angular wings, and birdlike flight.

 

The Rajah Brooke butterfly (Trogonoptera brookiana) is a distinctive black and electric-green birdwing butterfly from rainforests in Borneo and Malaysia; this butterfly is the national butterfly of Malaysia. The wings of the male butterflies are black and each forewing has seven teeth-shaped electric-green markings (the smaller hindwings are also black with green markings). The wings of the female butterflies are browner with prominent white flashes at the tips of the forewings and at the base of the hindwings. The head is bright red and the body is black with red markings. The larval host plant is Aristolochia foveolata. Adults sip fruit juices and flower nectar. Classification: Family Papillonidae, Subfamily Papilloninae.

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Rajah Brooke's birdwing (Trogonoptera brookiana) is a birdwing butterfly from the rainforests of the Thai-Malay Peninsula, Borneo, Natuna, Sumatra, and various small islands west of Sumatra (Banyak, Simeulue, Batu and Mentawai).[1][2] The butterfly was named by the naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace in 1855, after James Brooke, the Rajah of Sarawak.[2] The larval host plants are Aristolochia acuminata and A. foveolata.[3] Adults sip flower nectar from plants such as Bauhinia.[2] Rajah Brooke's birdwing is a protected species, listed under Appendix II of CITES,[3][4] meaning that international export is restricted to those who have been granted a permit. It is the national butterfly of Malaysia.[5]

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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

 

The Rajah Brooke’s birdwing belongs to the group of butterflies in the family Papilionidae known as the ‘birdwings’ particularly because of their outstandingly big size, pointed wings and their bird-like flight. Apart from that, their resting state posture is unlike other butterflies.

 

This is the national butterfly of Malaysia

 

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Rajah Brooke's birdwing was named after the White Rajah of Sarawak, Captain Brooke, who ruled an English Province in northern Borneo in the middle of the 19th century.

Rajah Brooke's birdwing is found in Malaysia, Borneo, and Sumatra, as well as many of Sumatra's offshore islands.

Rajah Brooke's birdwings are dramatically patterned butterflies. The male's elongated, jet black forewings are decorated with metallic green triangles along the edges and there is a small area of iridescent azure blue towards the butterfly's body. The black hind wing of the male is smaller than the forewing and also has a large area of green colouration. The body and antennae of this species are black, and the head is red. Females have browner wings with white patches in place of the green found on males. The caterpillars are brown and green with paler brown spikes.

A bunch of puddling Rajah Brooke's birdwing butterflies (Trogonoptera brookiana ssp. albescens). Can you spot the two odd ones out? Perak, Malaysia. More butterflies (and how important they are to our rainforests) here: orionmystery.blogspot.com/2011/01/butterflies-and-rainfor...

 

Odd ones: One is Great Mormon. And one top maybe Red Helen or Black and White Helen.

Any nearer, it will fly away - 55-200mm vr @ 200, flash off, cloudy wb, handheld

外型特殊而美麗的紅頸鳥翼蝶,是馬來西亞的國蝶,但是在蘇門答臘與婆羅洲也可以發現牠們的蹤跡.此蝶可分為十個亞種.

Rajah Brookie's Birdwing is the national butterfly of Malaysia, however, it is also distributed in Sumatra & Borneo. It can further be divided into 10 subspecies.

Photo taken at Penang Butterfly Farm, Malaysia.

Rajah Brooke's Birdwing (Trogonoptera brookiana) is a distinctive black and electric-green birdwing butterfly from the rainforests in the Thai-Malay Peninsula, Borneo, Natuna, Sumatra, and various small islands west of Sumatra. The butterfly was named by the naturalist Alfred R. Wallace in 1855, after James Brooke, the Rajah of Sarawak.

Rajah Brooke's Birdwing is a protected species, listed under Appendix II of CITES, meaning that international export is restricted to those who have been granted a permit.

Its wingspan is 15–17 cm (5.9–6.7 in).

 

It is the national butterfly of Malaysia.

Trogonoptera brookiana (Male, upperside)

Rajah Brooke's Birdwing (Trogonoptera brookiana) is a distinctive black and electric-green birdwing butterfly from the rainforests in the Thai-Malay Peninsula, Borneo, Natuna and various small islands west of Sumatra (Banyak, Simeulue, Batu and Mentawai). The butterfly was named by the naturalist Alfred R. Wallace in 1855, after James Brooke, the Rajah of Sarawak.

 

The wings of the male butterflies are black and each forewing has seven teeth-shaped electric-green markings (the smaller hindwings are also black with green markings). The head is bright red and the body is black with red markings. The wings of the female butterflies are browner with prominent white flashes at the tips of the forewings and at the base of the hindwings. Both genders resemble the more restricted relative, the Palawan Birdwing, but (among others) males of the Rajah Brooke's Birdwing have more green to the rearwings. The larval host plant is Aristolochia foveolata. Adults sip fruit juices and flower nectar.

 

Rajah Brooke's Birdwing is a protected species, listed under Appendix II of CITES, meaning that international trade is restricted.

 

The butterfly is the national butterfly of Malaysia.

Rajah Brooke's Birdwing (Trogonoptera brookiana ) Family:Papilionidae Tribe: Troidini Genus: Trogonoptera Species: T. brookiana Synonyms: Troides brookiana (old name) ~National butterfly of Malaysia~

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Rajah Brooke's Birdwing (Trogonoptera brookiana ) Family:Papilionidae Tribe: Troidini Genus: Trogonoptera Species: T. brookiana Synonyms: Troides brookiana (old name)

 

The Trogonoptera brookiana is, like all other Birdwings, a special butterfly. It is distinctive and is a large butterfly with a wingspan of 15~17cm. (5.9~6.7in). Found in the rainforests of Borneo and the Malaysian Peninsula, it was named by naturalist Alfred R. Wallace in 1855, after James Brooke, the Rajah of Sarawak.

 

This butterfly is strictly protected. This is the national butterfly of Malaysia and it is listed in the appendix II of CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species).

 

The wings of the male butterflies are black and each forewing has seven teeth-shaped electric-green markings. The smaller hindwings are also black with green markings. The colours change when viewed at a diagonal . The females are brown with prominent white flashes at the tips of the forewings and at the base of the hindwings. The head is bright red while the body is black with red markings.

 

The larval host plant is aristolochia foveolata (collectively known as birthworts, pipevines or Dutchman's pipes), making this butterfly unpalatable to predators. Adults sip fruit juices and flower nectar. This photo was taken at Kipandi Butterfly Park.

Butterfly Farm

Rajah Brooke's Birdwing

(Female, I think)

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Papilionidae, Papilioninae: Trogonoptera brookiana albescens ♂

 

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Rajah Brooke's Birdwing (Trogonoptera brookiana albescens)

This big birdwing species was a joy to behold, as it barely fluttered !

Congregation of Rajah Brooke's Birdwings at a puddling spot at Ulu Geroh.

There are about 100+ of these puddling on the ground.

 

Jun 2009, Ulu Geroh, Perak, Malaysia.

 

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A bunch of puddling Rajah Brooke's birdwing butterflies (Trogonoptera brookiana ssp. albescens). Can you spot the two odd ones out? Perak, Malaysia. More butterflies (and how important they are to our rainforests) here: orionmystery.blogspot.com/2011/01/butterflies-and-rainfor...

 

Odd ones: One is Great Mormon. And one top maybe Red Helen or Black and White Helen.

Any nearer, you and your camera have to be invisible - 55-200mm vr @ 200, pop up flash , cloudy wb, handheld

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A distinctive black and electric-green birdwing butterfly from the rainforests in the Thai-Malay Peninsula, Borneo, Natuna and various small islands west of Sumatra. This beautiful butterfly was named after James Brooke, the Rajah of Sarawak. It is currently the national butterfly of Malaysia.

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