Cairns Birdwing Butterfly

30 10 2008

I photographed this handsome male Cairns Birdwing Butterfly (Ornithoptera euphorion), Australia’s largest native butterfly species, at the Butterfly Pavilion on Monday. Adults live 4-5 weeks and mating can last up to 36 hours (yowza!).

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved.


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2 11 2008
sue

Are you sure this guy is real? He looks picture perfect! Beautiful.

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