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Golden Birdwing Butterfly

Posted on June 30, 2016 by Bruce MacNaughton

Golden Birdwing

Photo courtesy of butterflycorner.net

 

Common Name: Golden Birdwing

Scientific Name: Troides Rhadamantus 

Wingspan: 14-16cm

Location: Philippines, Australia

The Golden Birdwing (Troides rhadamantus) is a birdwing butterfly that inhabits the Philippines. There are many subspecies on different islands of the Philippines. The fore wings are black and the veins are bordered by white colour. The underside of Troides rhadamantus is very similar to the upside. The hind wings are golden. The veins and the edge of the wing are black.

Golden Birdwing

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