Cairns Birdwing, Ornithoptera euphorion

The Cairns Birdwing, endemic to northeastern Australia, is Australia’s largest endemic butterfly species. It’s name Cairns is a reference to the Australian city in the region where this butterfly is found. The colors of this butterfly are knock-your-socks off gorgeous. I have photographed it in other vivariums but it’s so great to have it here in the LI Aquarium Vivarium in Riverhead. This image became the cover for June/July 2012 issue of Creations Magazine.