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The biggest butterfly has a wingspan of 12 inches. But I don't know the name of it. What is its name and color?
Question Date: 2018-04-11
Answer 1:

The biggest butterflies my research turned up were:

The Queen Alexandra’s birdwing butterfly. The females are brown and white. The males are black and blue Queen A . They live in Papua New Guinea. Females are larger.

The Goliath birdwing lives in the same area. Females are brown, white and yellow. Males are black, green, and yellow Goliath B . Females are bigger.

The African giant swallowtail is orange, brown, and black. Males and females look similar African G .

Were one of these the butterfly you had in mind?

Thanks for asking,

Answer 2:

This butterfly is known as the Queen Alexandra Birdwing! The females wings are brown and white, and the males are the more brightly colored green/blue. The reason the males are more brightly colored, and this is true for a lot of species in the world, is that the males usually have to attract the female! The color helps them do that.

Answer 3:

According to National Geographic, the largest known butterfly is Queen Alexandra's birdwing, in Papa New Guinea. Females have black-lined wings with a greenish color while males have brown and yellow wings. Both male and female genders of this butterfly have a black upper body and a yellow lower body.

Answer 4:

Wow! Thanks! Here's a picture of the largest butterfly - it's sort of black with blue/green/yellow patches :
largest butterfly .

The world's largest butterfly is the Queen Alexandra's Birdwing. It has a wingspan of 12 inches and is native to Papua New Guinea. The world's smallest butterfly is the Western Pygmy Blue. It has a wingspan of 0.5 to 0.75 inch and is native to the western U.S.

What is the smallest and largest butterfly/moth found at Reiman Gardens?

Answer 5:

The world's largest butterfly is Ornithoptera alexandrae, or the Queen Alexandra's birdwing, and it has a wingspan of almost ten inches. The boys and girls of this species look quite different: the girls are orange and brown, while the boys are green and black . The girls are also a little bit bigger than the boys, although even the boys are pretty good sized.

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