Lepidoptera N thru Papilio - BruceBlue

Ornithoptera Aesacus -Male

Ornithoptera Aesacus -Male -Obi Island, Indonesia -(5.25 in wingspan).
Endemic to Obi Island and Extremely Rare.

This Birdwing has a beautiful Turquoise Blue Sheen.
It is extremely hard to find in the wild due to extensive logging
on the island. It remains threatened, but is commercially bred.
Twenty years ago it was the Rarest Birdwing species in the world.