Green Birdwing Butterfly with Label


Bright emerald green / black wings AKA Cairns Birdwing. The female in contrast is a dull brown and black. This birdwing is found in the far north in the tropical rainforests of Queensland. As larva feeds on the poisonous Aristolochia vine it makes this butterfly unpalatable to predators. The careful conservation of its preferred habitats has ensured this butterfly is no longer endangered. Frame is 21.5x24.5xD5cm
A truly rare and stunning butterfly which we haven't been able to source in 6 years.