Cairns Birdwing Caterpillar

caterpillar

Photographer: Don Herbison-Evans

Cairns Birdwing Butterfly

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Butterfly

Photographer: Michael Cermak

The Cairns Birdwing Butterfly and it's caterpillar.   These butterflies, although beautiful are, it seems, considered pests as they are competitive and attack other types of birdwings that are less common.  They live along the North-east Coast of Australia.


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