Swallowtail butterfly could benefit from Papua New Guinea project

From BBC - October 7, 2017

A conservation project in Papua New Guinea to help the world's biggest butterfly could also benefit one of Britain's rarest species.

The "habitat enrichment" programme, introduced by members of the palm oil industry, is designed to protect the future of the threatened Queen Alexandra Birdwing butterfly. It has a 28cm (11in) wingspan.

Research methods into the Birdwing's food plant could also be applied to the British Swallowtail butterfly, experts say.


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