Troides aeacus (C & R Felder, 1860)

Cameron Highlands, Malaysia, 2400 feet elevation; 10/75

   Common and widespread in SE asia from eastern India through south China to the Malay peninsula with a small poorly known population on the island of Sumatra (ssp insularis.) The smallest of the Troides species. May be declining in Malaysia (where it is rather local) and Taiwan (ssp kaguya or formosanus). Pictures is ssp thompsoni from the Malay peninsula - the nominate race occurs throughout the remainder of its range in SE Asia.