BIRDWING BUT­TER­FLY BLOWS IN

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

A Cairns Birdwing but­ter­fly (Or­nithoptera eu­phorion) spot­ted by Gazette re­porter Scott Tib­balls in Port Dou­glas last week. The birdwing is the largest en­demic but­ter­fly species in Aus­tralia, and is found only in North­east Queens­land. As tes­ta­ment to the well-kept (and for now well-wa­tered) gar­dens of Port Dou­glas, the birdwing favours the rain­for­est of the wet trop­ics, par­tic­u­larly along the coast.

Pic­ture: SCOTT TIB­BALLS

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