Spend a moment in our Butterfly Rainforest with Ryan talking about the Green birdwing, Ornithoptera priamus, native to Australia, New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. These butterflies are large, and the females are larger than the males, making them some of the largest butterflies you’ll see in our exhibit.

They are toxic and have bright markings to warn predators. Their colors can vary by region and subspecies. Ours are from Australia and while the females are mostly brown to black, the males have bright green markings.

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