Ornithoptera victoriae Reference Libraries

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Rothschilds Birdwing
2007-12-27 10:26:59

The Rothschild's Birdwing (Ornithoptera rothschildi), is a large butterfly from the birdwing genus endemic to the Arfak Mountains, Western New Guinea. The Rothschild's Birdwing has the most restricted distribution of all birdwings. Its preferred habitat is flowering meadows in an altitude from 6500 to 8800 feet. The females can reach a wingspan up to 6 inches. The forewings are dark brown...

Common Green Birdwing
2007-12-27 10:25:03

The Common Green Birdwing (Ornithoptera priamus), is widespread from New Guinea east through the Solomon Islands and south to Australia. The females are larger and less vividly colored than the males, being mainly blackish or dark brown with patterns in pale brown, yellow or white. The male is bluer in coloration. Some subspecies are under intense environmental pressure and are in...

Cairns Birdwing
2007-12-27 09:55:38

The Cairns Birdwing (Ornithoptera euphorion), is Australia's largest native butterfly species. Cairns Birdwings are found southwards from Mount Webb and Cooktown to Mackay in Queensland. Favored habitat is primary rainforest, although the species will breed readily in a home garden if the correct larval host plants are grown. Males have a predominately black upper wing with emerald green...

Word of the Day
  • One who brings meat to the table; hence, in some countries, the official title of the grand master or steward of the king's or a nobleman's household.
The word 'dapifer' comes from Latin roots meaning 'feast' and 'bearer'.