Swallowtail butterfly

Description
This female swallowtail was collected in Maluku. They are sometimes known as birdwing butterflies due to the large size of their wings. This was either purchased or collected by Major Gay who was a curator at the Museum.
Accession Loan No.
81/2003/1169
Collection Class
Arthropods
Common Name
swallowtail butterfly
Simple Name
insect: butterfly
Full Name
Troides croesus (Wallace)
Dimensions
wingspan <160 mm; length <90 mm; depth <60 mm
Family Group

Collector / Excavator
Gay, Major Arthur Bertie (from the collection of)
Collection Country
Maluku
Collection Area Region
Malesia
Collection Continent
Asia, Tropical
Phylum
ARTHROPODA
Family
PAPILIONIDAE
Genus
Troides
Species
croesus

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