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Fun Facts

Butterfly Colours – what do they like?

Butterfly colours … no, we’re not talking about what our butterflies look like, but instead, what they see! We say it often, but butterflies love pink, red and white … but do you know why? Butterflies have immobile, compound eyes that can see a vast array of color. Unfortunately for them, they are a little bit […]

Our Butterflies

The Cairns Birdwing Butterfly

The Cairns Birdwing butterfly is the largest of all Australian butterflies and found along northeastern Australia from Mackay to Cooktown. Its scientific name is Ornithoptera euphorion The male birdwing is green, gold and black and is very colourful, compared to the female which is black and white, with some yellow. The female is bigger than the […]