Birdwing butterfly (Ornithoptera meridionalis)

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Male Ornithoptera meridionalis, dorsal view
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Birdwing butterfly fact file

Birdwing butterfly description

KingdomAnimalia
PhylumArthropoda
ClassInsecta
OrderLepidoptera
FamilyPapilionidae
GenusOrnithoptera (1)

Information on Ornithoptera meridionalis is currently being researched and written and will appear here shortly.

French
Ornithoptère Méridional.
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Birdwing butterfly status

Classified as Endangered (EN) on the IUCN Red List (1) and listed on Appendix II of CITES (2).

IUCN Red List species status – Endangered

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References

  1. IUCN Red List (October, 2010)
    http://www.iucnredlist.org
  2. CITES (October, 2010)
    http://www.cites.org
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Male Ornithoptera meridionalis, dorsal view  
Male Ornithoptera meridionalis, dorsal view

© Thomas Neubauer / Naturhistorisches Museum Wien

Naturhistorisches Museum Wien
http://www.nhm-wien.ac.at/Content.Node/museum/index.html

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