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Butterflies of Papua New Guinea
and the islands of the South Pacific

Papilionidae | Pieridae | Lycaenidae | Nymphalidae | Hesperiidae

Introduction

The rainforests of West Irian, Papua New Guinea and surrounding islands are home to some of the most spectacular butterflies on Earth including the glorious Ornithoptera Birdwings. The links above lead to Thumbnail pages for the relevant butterfly families.
Papilionidae

Ornithoptera alexandrae

Ornithoptera tithonus

 

Cressida cressida

Graphium weiskei

 

 

Pieridae

 

Eurema alitha

Cepora perimale

 

 

Nymphalidae

 

Cyrestis acilia

Junonia villida

Junonia orithya

 

Limenitidinae

 

 

Parthenos tigrina

 

 

Heliconiinae

 

Cupha prosope

Cethosia cydippe

Vindula arsinoe

 

Acraea andromacha

 

 

Charaxinae

 

 

Polyura jupiter

 

 

Satyrinae

 

Mycalesis phidon

Mycalesis terminus

 

 

Danainae

 

Tellervo assarica

Danaus affinis

Euploea tulliolus

 

 

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