Other Common Names
Cooktown Birdwing, Northern Birdwing

I saw one or two females of this species whilst in the rainforest around Cairns in October 2005, but they never stopped flying so I was unable to get photos of them. I did get pictures of some larvae in the Flecker Botanic Garden, but I only got photos of the adults in the Kuranda Butterfly Sanctuary.

I saw more of these butterflies in April 2006; unlike many other species they seemed perfectly happy to fly on the overcast days, and even when it was raining fairly heavily. I mostly saw females, though the only one I was able to photograph was a male.

Cairns - October 2005, April 2006.
Kuranda Butterfly Sanctuary - October 2005