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cairns birdwing butterfly

cairns birdwing butterfly

Cairns Birdwing Butterflies:

  • will only lay their eggs on one species of plant;
  • mate as soon as the female hatches from her cocoon;
  • with a wingspan of 20cm, are Australia's largest butterfly;
  • caterpillars store toxins from their food in orange spines on their backs.

Further information about the cairns birdwing butterfly can be found at these sites:

Threats which affect this animal in this Menagerie™ ADD-ON Habitat are:

This animal has no threat in this Menagerie™ ADD-ON Habitat.


This animal lives in these habitats:

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