Magellan Birdwing

(Troides magellanus)

Magellan Birdwing
Native to: 

Southeast Asia and Australia

Plant Association: 

Larvae feed on plants in the Aristolochiaceae family.

Interesting Fact: 

The rear wings of the Magellan birdwing give an optical illusion. The gold color of the hind wings will change into a green or blue color at the right angle.

Photograph by: 
Robert Nash, Curator of Entomology, Ulster Museum