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Queen Alexandra Butterflies are located in Papau New Diet
The Queen Alexandra caterpillar eats a toxic pipevine
plant, the Aristolochia schlecteri, on which it is hatched.
The adult will feed on the liquid nectar of flowers.
The Queen Alexandra lives in a small part of Papau New
Guinea in the rainforests.
The Queen Alexandra's wingspan can be as large as 10 -
Queen Alexandra Butterflies lay eggs on the toxic
Aristolochia schlecteri pipevine plant. When the
caterpillars ingest this plant, they become toxic to
predators that eat them.
© Photographer: Robert Nash,
Curator of entomology, Ulster
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