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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Largest Butterfly of the world

19-1-2010 - 2.30 PM

Largest butterfly of the world

The largest butterfly in the world is the Queen Alexandra's Birdwing (Ornithoptera alexandrae). This huge, poisonous butterfly lives in the rain forests of Papua, New Guinea, and is an endangered species with a wing span of 11 inches. Males of the species are much smaller than females. The second-largest butterfly in the world is the Goliath Birdwing and is seen in Indonesian rainforests and has a wingspan up to 11 inches as well.

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