WALLACE’S GOLDEN BIRDWING - ORNITHOPTERA CROESUS
Ornithoptera croesus is a species of birdwing butterfly found almost-exclusively on the Maluku Islands of Indonesia. Its common name references the British naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace (1823-1913), who first described the species in 1859, while the croesus in its scientific name references King Croesus, Lydia’s reigning monarch between 560 and 547 BC. Like other species within the genus Ornithoptera, male members of O. croesus are much more vivid in coloration than females. Golden Birdwing males, as the name suggests, are mostly golden yellow in coloration on their topsides (black and green on their undersides). Females of the species are mostly dark brown, and are larger on average than males.
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Dimensions: 6.00"W x 8.25"H x 1.63"D
Scientific Name: Ornithoptera croesus lydius
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