This paper illustrates some of the varied contexts in which Lepidoptera conservation needs have arisen in urban areas of eastern Australia, and the scope of species management plans for three key species: Eltham copper butterfly Paralucia pyrodiscus lucida; Richmond birdwing butterfly Ornithoptera
richmondia; and Golden sun-moth Synemon plana).
STUNNING: Gareth Welsh with the endangered butterfly ornithoptera
priamus Picture by IAN COOPER
It is the first time in well over a decade that the Queensland Birdwing butterfly, also known as Ornithoptera
Priamus, has emerged in the UK.
This is the first time in more than a decade the Australian butterfly, also known as Ornithoptera
Priamus, has emerged in the UK and having spent weeks trying to sort out the licence for the butterflies, staff at the Stratford farm have eagerly waited almost three weeks for the exotic creature to hatch.
uk Butterfly beauty STRATFORD Butterfly Farm is awaiting the imminent emergence of one of the world's largest species of butterfly, the beautiful Queensland Birdwing butterfly, also known as Ornithoptera
1865 Description of a New Species of Ornithoptera
It is packed with photographs, illustrating eight of some 34 birdwing species in the genus Troides, Trogonoptera and Ornithoptera
Within Australia, perhaps the most successful example has been for the Richmond birdwing butterfly Ornithoptera
richmondia (Gray), with rangewide conservation including networks of several hundred volunteers and numerous schools also participating (Sands et al.