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Bali Impressions-Animals in and around your house or Hotel-Butterflies


Common Birdwing-Troides helena-Papilioninae

Bali, Butterflies, vlinders, papillons, Common Birdwing, Troides helena, Papilioninae
Native South East Asia   Wingspan 12-15 cm
Upperside of forewings are rich velvety black with adnervular pale streaks on either side of the veins beyond the cell. The rest of the wing rich silky yellow; the veins prominently but narrowly black.
Hindwing: dorsal margin broadly black, with an edging of long soft black hairs.
Upper and under sides of the female is similar to those in the male, but with the following differences:
Fore wing: the adnervular pale streaks broader and more prominent.

Caterpillar feed on:

Aristolochia indica Aristolochia fordiana
Aristolochia tagala Citrus species