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Troides helena (Linnaeus, 1758)

Самка  (Troides helena)


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Papilionoidea family Papilionidae subfamily Papilioninae tribe Troidini genus Troides → species Troides helena

Species name(s)

Troides helena (Linnaeus, 1758) = Papilio helena Linnaeus, 1758 = Papilio pompeus Cramer, [1775] = Papilio astenous Fabricius, 1775 = Papilio helicaon Fabricius, 1793 = Amphrisius nymphalides Swainson, 1833 = Troides (Troides) helena = Papilio pompeus Cramer, [1775 = Troides ferrari Tytler 1926 = Troides helena mannus Fruhstorfer , 1908 = Ornithoptera helena euthycrates Fruhstorfer , 1913 = Ornithoptera helena mosychlus Fruhstorfer , 1913 = Ornithoptera helena sagittatus Fruhstorfer 1896 = Troides helena propinquus Rothschild 1895 = Troides helena rayae Deslisle, 1991 = Troides helena dempoensis Deslisle 1993.

Common Birdwing


Zoogeographical regions


Primary colors

Yellow, Brown/Gray/Black.

Самка  (Troides helena)

Detailed information with references

Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Front wings - black velvet back - velvet golden yellow with a black edge. Spurs are not available. [49]. Peter Khramov.
  • Wingspan 100-140 mm. FW (fore - wing) is black, HW (hind - wing) yellow with black markings, including marginal spots along the HW margin, but no internal black dusting on the inner edges of these spots. In f. eumagos (Jordan, 1909), male with an additional black submarginal spot in space 2 and conjoined with marginal spot, in female there is another complete series of submarginal black spots and not conjoined with marginal spots. The other form f. cerberus, male with an additional series submarginal spots and two of them in spaces 2 and 3 conjoined with marginal spots. Female is similar to the male and conjoined in spaces 2, 3 and 4. [144]. Svetlana Shchavelina.
  • Передние крылья — черный бархат, задние — бархат золотисто-желтый с черным краем. Шпоры отсутствуют. [85]. Peter Khramov.


  • Sulawesi Island (Greater Sunda Islands). Eh ... [49]. Peter Khramov.
  • Остров Сулавеси (Большие Зондские острова). [85]. Peter Khramov.

Subspecies Troides helena


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Svetlana Shchavelina, Peter Khramov.

Text data: Peter Khramov, Svetlana Shchavelina.

Main characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.

Color characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.



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07.02.2011 17:53, Peter Khramov


07.02.2011 16:43, Vasiliy Feoktistov

(Linnaeus, 1758)

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