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

Cape York Birdwing, Priam's Birdwing or Northern Birdwing,

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Avg. Wingspan: 28 cm / 11 "

Avg. Body Length: 7.6 cm / 3 "

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

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!!