The World of Birdwing Butterflies



Troides plato is an endemic to Timor Island.

Recent specimens come almost exclusively from the western, Indonesian part of Timor, but the species is also well known from East Timor.

Tsukada & Nishiyama (1980, 1982) referred to a Japanese collector who reported it to be "rather abundant and easily captured as it flied slow and frequently visited flowers".

The flight period is mostly restricted to the wet season.

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T. plato

Auctor: Wallace, 1865
Syn.: plata Doherty, 1891
Distribution: Timor Is.
Etymology: Plata = silver.
Described forms:
mf. nychonia Jordan, 1908
mf. chitonia Jordan, 1908
ff. delormei Le Moult, 1931

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