SPECIES Ornithoptera priamus poseidon Female
ORIGIN Australia / PNG / Indonesia
FRAME 20x20xD3cm Made from recycled products.
DESCRIPTION The female in contrast is brown and black and nearly double the size of the male. This birdwing ( although not endemic ) is found in the far north in the tropical rainforests of Queensland. As larva feeds on the poisonous Aristolochia vine it makes this butterfly unpalatable to predators. The careful conservation of its preferred habitats has ensured this butterfly is no longer endangered. This butterfly indeed can also be seen in many gardens if its food plant is provided. It is a very beautiful butterfly and one we are hoping to be able to stock all year round. As they are a natural product please note some markings may vary from image shown.
This butterfly is farmed and has been imported with permits.
DUE TO PERMIT RESTRICTIONS WE ARE UNABLE TO SELL THIS ITEM OUTSIDE OF AUSTRALIA.
PLEASE NOTE FOR DOMESTIC SUPPLY ONLY.