The World of Birdwing Butterflies



Like T. prattorum, T. magellanus has the ability to show a blue-green sheen if viewed from an oblique angle.

In inhabits most of the Philippines except the western islands.

Ssp. sonani from the Orchid Island is less known than the nominate subspecies, but it is known to occur in the interior of the island.

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T. magellanus magellanus

Auctor: Felder, 1862
Syn.: apoensis Okano & Ohkura, 1978
Syn.: apoensis Tsuakada & Nishiyama, 1980
Syn.: leyteanus Okano & Ohkura, 1978
Distribution: Philippines
Etymology: Named after explorer Ferno de Magalhes, who was killed in
the Philippines in 1521
Notes: apoensis and leyteanus are by some authors considered to be good
  subspecies or f.loc. of T. m. magellanus.
Described forms:
mf. magellanus Felder, 1862
mf. rhadamantoides Moonen, 1989
mf. apoensis Okano & Ohkura, 1978
ff. leyteanus Okano & Okano, 1983
f. cebuensis Okano & Okano, 1994

T. magellanus cuyonensis

Auctor: Deslisle, 2001
Distribution: Cuyo Is., Philippines
Etymology: Named after its type locality, Cuyo Is.
Notes: Described as T. magellanus magellanus f.loc. cuyonensis.
Described forms:

T. magellanus sonani

Auctor: Matsumura, 1932
Distribution: Taiwan; Ln Yǔ Is. (= Lan Hs = Orchid Island  = Botel Tobago).
Described forms:

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