Butterfly populations are a very good indicator of the health of an area's ecosystem !!

Also known as a Cooktown Birdwing, Northern Birdwing

* All Birdwings are now listed by CITES, (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) thereby limiting  international trade.


Avg. Wingspan: 125 mm - Male / 150 cm - Female

Avg. Body Length: max. 7.6 cm / 3 "

Diet: caterpillars feed on leaves of food plants.

Diet: adults feed on the flowers of food plants such as Hibiscus, Lantana and Bouganvillea

Kingdom: Animalia, Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Insecta, Order: Lepidoptera

The single biggest threat to butterfly survival is habitat destruction!!