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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.

Ornithoptera tithonus, Meni, Arfak, Irian Jaya Jean Michel

Vindula arsinoe, female, Meni, Arfak, Irian Jaya G.Zakine

Tellervo assarica, Yapen Island, West Irian D.S.Price

Cethosia cydippe, Meni, Arfak, Irian Jaya G.Zakine

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