The Top 5 Largest Butterflies on Earth

  Butterfly Wingspan (cm) Wingspan (in) Distribution Redbook Status
1 Alexandra's birdwing (Ornithoptera alexandrae) 28 cm 11 in Papua New Guinea (Indonesia) Endangered B1+2c
2 Goliath birdwing (Ornithoptera goliath) 27-28 cm 10-11 in Papua New Guinea (Indonesia) N/A
3 African giant swallowtail (Papilio antimachus) 23 cm 9.1 in Africa Data Deficient
4 Bru opalescent birdwing (Troides prattorum) 20 cm 7.9 in Papua New Guinea (Indonesia) Vunerable D2
5 Chimaera birdwing (Ornithoptera chimaera) 19 cm 7.5 in Papua New Guinea (Indonesia) Least Risk / Near Threatened
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 Facts
  1. The Ornithoptera Alexandrae butterfly was named in honor of Queen Alexandra, the Danish wife of King Edward VII of England.
Tags: Animals & Nature, Threatened & Endangered Species, Top 5 Largest

Sources:  Various, IUCN 2007. 2007 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

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