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Cairns Birdwing

Ornithoptera euphorion

Description:

A mating pair of Cairns Birdwing butterflies. The wingspan can be up to 150 mm in females, and 125 mm in males. Males have a predominately black upper wing with emerald green flashes, however the female lacks the green coloring, having a plain black upper wing with white patches. The female is the larger of the two sexes.

Habitat:

Tropical rainforest

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JennytheTurtle
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JennytheTurtle

Cairns, Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Jan 9, 2014
Submitted on Oct 26, 2014

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