IUCN conservation status category: INDETERMINATE.
This mountain species from North Borneo is a localised, rare species. It has been recorded from around 1,000 to 2,900 m altitude. The well-known home of Troides andromache at Mount Kinabalu is under threat from human 'development' and it has disappeared from many localities.
T. andromache flies high above the canopy, but will descend to Mussaenda blossom as well as other flowers. The females fly lower than the males.
Little is known about a possible distribution of andromache into Kalimantan.
The high altitude species, T. miranda, T. vandepolli, T. andromache and T. prattorum form an exclusive group of birdwing butterflies usually regarded to be among the rarest species of their genus. Still it is perhaps these mountainous species that will have the best chance to survive human exploitation of the south-east Asian islands.
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|Syn.:||andromacha Stephan, 1909|
|Distribution:||N. Borneo; Sabah; Mt.Kinabalu, Crocker Range, Siptang|
|Etymology:||In Greek mythology Andromakhe was the noble wife of Hector.|
|mf. pseudomiranda Haugum & Low, 1983|
T. andromache marapokensis
|Distribution:||N. Norneo; Sarawak - Brunei|
|Etymology:||Named after its type locality, Mt.Marapok|
|Notes:||Matsuka (2001) treated T.andromache marapokensis as a|
|synonym of T.andromache andromache.|
|Distribution:||Kalimantan; Mt. Saran, Ringas.|
T. andromache goramensis
|Distribution:||Mt. Goram, Mt. Batak.|
|Etymology:||Names after its type locality, Mt. Goram.|
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