Ornithoptera goliath, is a birdwing butterfly from the Papilionidae family. This species is found in New Guinea. 🦋
Apparently its the second largest butterfly in the world, after the Queen Alexandra's birdwing.🦋🌿 I’ve only had the luxury of seeing birdwings a handful of times in butterfly houses, I would love to see more, but for now I have museums to thank for letting me see them up close as entomological specimens. 🌿
Helped move this #easternswallowtail off the dock onto the forest ground. If you see a butterfly on the ground, it may not be injured but instead, may be taking a break from a long flight or basking in the sun to raise their body temperature. Did you know butterflies need to be at a certain temperature in order to create a vibration that flaps their wings? So interesting ...
#blackswallowtail#butterfly#swallowtail#ontario Swipe right to see him in action ➡