Cressida cressida

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Cressida cressida
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SPECIES  Cressida cressida

ORIGIN   Australia

FRAME   14.5x14.5xD5cm Made from recycled products.

DESCRIPTION AKA The Big Greasy. It is common along the eastern side and far north tropics of Australia. Both male and female have rough transparent wingswith some scale on the lower wings of black and red colouring on the male. This butterfly feeds on the Aristolochia vine which is poisonous thus rendering them toxic to predators. Males fiercly guard the larval host plant patches and are known to drive off large dragonflies. Large males actually seize the females and forcibily mate in mid air ! 

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