About this Event
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Birdwing butterflies, a group that includes the largest butterflies in the world, are the focus of a colorful new display at the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology.
The exhibition, The Birdwing Butterflies of Papua New Guinea, features specimens from the Georgia Museum of Natural History assembled by James W. Porter, Meigs Professor of Ecology Emeritus. They are accompanied by photographs by Carolyn Crist of the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication and explanatory text by Porter about the butterflies’ ecology, collection history and the extraordinary efforts being made to conserve them.
Species featured in the exhibit include:
Wallace’s Golden Birdwing (aka Flying Chocolate), Ornithoptera croesus Wallace
Goliath Birdwing (aka Flying Mangoe), Ornithoptera goliath
Magellan Birdwing (aka Flying Gold), Troides magellanus
Southern Tailed Birdwing (aka Meridian Birdwing), Ornithoptera meridionalis
Rajah Brooke’s Birdwing (aka Brook’s Birdwing), Trogonoptera brookiana
Rippon’s Birdwing (aka Checker-spot Birdwing), Troides hypolitus
Common Green Birdwing (aka Flying Lime), Ornithoptera priamus