birdwings


birdwings
n. large tropical butterfly with bright colors (native to Asia and Australia)

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Butterfly — calesButterflies are characterized by their scale covered wings.The coloration of butterfly wings is created by minute scales. These scales are pigmented with melanins that give them blacks and browns, but blues, greens, reds and iridescence are… …   Wikipedia

  • Differences between butterflies and moths — A common classification of the Lepidoptera involves their differentiation into butterflies and moths. Butterflies are a natural monophyletic group, often given the sub order Rhopalocera, which includes Papilionoidea (true butterflies),… …   Wikipedia

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  • Queen Alexandra's Birdwing — Taxobox | name = Queen Alexandra s Birdwing status = EN | status system = IUCN2.3 image caption = Ornithoptera alexandrae (male). image2 caption = female regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda classis = Insecta ordo = Lepidoptera familia =… …   Wikipedia

  • Rothschild's Birdwing — Ornithoptera rothschildi male, upperside Conservation status …   Wikipedia

  • Cairns Birdwing — Taxobox | name = Cairns Birdwing status = status system = iucn2.3 image caption = Male Cairns Birdwing, Melbourne Zoo image width = 250px regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda classis = Insecta ordo = Lepidoptera familia = Papilionidae subfamilia …   Wikipedia


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