Troides criton is presumably common in nature, at least throughout parts of its range.
Several well defined forms exist of both subspecies.
T. criton is said to be a species of the interior of the islands.
Despite obviously being a fairly common species, not much is known about its
habitat or life-history.
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|Distribution:||Morotai Is., Halmahera Is., Bacan Is., Ternate Is.|
|Etymology:||Kritos = the chosen.|
|ff. androgyna Jordan, 1908|
|ff. neocriton Haugum & Low, 1983|
|ff. oberthueri Rothschild, 1895|
|ff. neofelderi Haugum & Low, 1983|
|ff. criton Felder, 1860 (= felderi Rothschild, 1895)|
|ff. pseudocriton Haugum & Low, 1983|
|Syn.:||critonoides Rippon, 1906|
|Syn.:||criton Niepelt, 1927 nec Felder, 1860|
|Syn.:||criton D'Abrera, 1971, 1975|
|Etymology:||Critonides is a patrynomic derivation from criton.|
|mf. critonides Rippon, 1906|
|mf. hypactis Niepelt, 1927|
|ff. critonoides Fruhstorfer, 1903 (= melas Jordan, 1908)|
|ff. cinna Fruhstorfer, 1908|
|ff. clara Jordan, 1908 (= criton D'Abrera, 1975 nec Felder, 1860)|
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