Found only in the forests of Papua New Guinea, this unique insect' population has been steadily decreasing in recent years.

Why The World's Largest Butterfly Might Soon Be Extinct

The Queen Alexandra’s Birdwing is the largest butterfly on the planet. Famous for its ability to grow up to 11 inches in wingspan, this magnificent creature also has an enthralling historical foundation.

From the butterfly’s discovery being funded by British banker Walter Rothschild to the animal’s christening being made in honor of Alexandra of Denmark, this species has certainly distinguished itself from the pack. Now endangered, this colorful critter clearly deserves a closer look.


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