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Lepidoptera > Papilionoidea > Papilionidae > Papilioninae > Troidini > Troides

Troides minos (Cramer, [1779]) – Sahyadri Birdwing

Subspecies in India:

No subspecies are listed under this species. It is also known as the Southern Birdwing.

Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Larval Host Plants:
Aristolochia griffithii (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Aristolochia indica (Robinson et al. 2010), Aristolochia tagala (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Bragantia wallichii (=Thottea wallichii, see a note under Bragantia wallichii) (Robinson et al. 2010), Thottea siliquosa (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000) (Aristolochiaceae).

Key Reference:
Nitin, R., V. C. Balakrishnan, P. V. Churi, S. Kalesh, S. Prakash, and K. Kunte. 2018. Larval host plants of the butterflies of the Western Ghats, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 10:11495–11550.

For the complete list of larval host plants of Indian butterflies, see the page on larval host plants.

Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:

Lepidoptera > Papilionoidea > Papilionidae > Papilioninae > Troidini > Troides

Cite this page along with its URL as:
Saji, K., P. Churi, Manoj P., Haneesh K. M., P. Hulamani, and Nitin R. 2021. Troides minos (Cramer, [1779]) – Sahyadri Birdwing. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.17. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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