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).
En la exposicion destacan algunas de las mariposas mas bellas de ese continente, destacando las Alas de Pajaro (Trogonoptera, Troidesy Ornithoptera
) y el genero endemico de pieridos llamado Delias procedente en especial de Papua Nueva Guinea.
STUNNING: Gareth Welsh with the endangered butterfly ornithoptera
priamus Picture by IAN COOPER
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.
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.
www.rafmuseum.org.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
Guests are also encouraged to plant a tree and contribute to ongoing conservation projects such as the Richmond birdwing butterfly (Ornithoptera
richmondia) recovery program.
Gillet; Gude (1918), who described a new species of Everettia land snail from "Borneo," received from "a natural history dealer as far back as 1904"; and Wallace (1865), who named after his host the new "Ornithoptera
Brookeiana" which he discovered in Rajah Brooke's other resort, Peninjau.
The 48-page colour booklet provides a snapshot of worldwide birdwing conservation projects, including that for the Richmond birdwing butterfly (Ornithoptera
richmondia) reported in Ecos 106.
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.
The butterfly, Ornithoptera
richmondia, was once common in sub-tropical rainforest areas: from Maryborough, in south-eastern Queensland, to Grafton in north-eastern New South Wales.