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

Also known as the Cape York Birdwing, Priam's Birdwing or Northern Birdwing
  The common birdwing is protected from collection from the wild in Malaysia and Singapore, and the Papua New Guinea government require collectors to only acquire specimens from captive-bred populations. 
  This species is also protected in Hong Kong under the Wild Animals Protection Ordinance, where all birdwings are additionally listed under Schedule 1 of the Animals and Plants (Protection of Endangered Species) Ordinance, which regulates the trading and possession of these butterflies.
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Avg. Wingspan: 28 cm / 11 "
* All Birdwings are now listed by CITES, (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) thereby limiting  international trade.
Avg. Body Length: 7.6 cm / 3 "
Diet: adults feed on nectar bearing flowers of the forest canopy as well as terrestrials such as lantana. 

Kingdom: Animalia, Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Insecta, Order: Lepidoptera

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