Cairns Birdwing Butterfly

19 07 2011

Cairns Birdwing Butterfly (Ornithoptera euphorian), Australia’s largest native butterfly species; photographed at Brookside Gardens’ Wings of Fancy exhibit

Love butterflies? Check out more of my photos from the Wings of Fancy exhibit in 2008 here and here.

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved.

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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.