Queen Alexandra’s Birdwing (Ornithoptera alexandrae) Named in honor of Alexandra of Denmark.
The largest butterfly in the world, the females are much larger than the males, with a wingspan that can reach 31 cm. (Males wingspan is about 16-18 cm.) They are found in the forests of Oro Province in eastern Papua New Guinea.
Pictured above is a male. The females look quite different.

Queen Alexandra’s Birdwing (Ornithoptera alexandrae) Named in honor of Alexandra of Denmark.

The largest butterfly in the world, the females are much larger than the males, with a wingspan that can reach 31 cm. (Males wingspan is about 16-18 cm.) They are found in the forests of Oro Province in eastern Papua New Guinea.

Pictured above is a male. The females look quite different.

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