SPECIES Ornithoptera priamus poseidon Male
ORIGIN Australia / PNG / Indonesia
FRAME 20x20xD3cm Made from recycled products.
DESCRIPTION Bright emerald green / black wings AKA Cairns Birdwing. The female in contrast is a dull brown and black. 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.
This butterfly is farmed and has been imported with permits.
This video shows the Ornithoptera richmondia - endemic to Australia - it is very similar to the O.poseidon that we are offering for sale. By showing this video we aim to educate the community and hopefully we will see this species back from near extinction.
DUE TO PERMIT RESTRICTIONS WE ARE UNABLE TO SELL THIS ITEM OUTSIDE OF AUSTRALIA.
PLEASE NOTE FOR DOMESTIC SUPPLY ONLY. Imported with CITES permit.
COMES IN RECYCLED CARDBOARD GIFT BOX