World's most poisonous butterfly - Austrlia's smallest butterfly review
Its scientific name is Papilio Antimachus and this particular butterfly has a wingspan of 8 to 9 inches and it comes from Uganda.It is the lasrgest butterfly in Africa and has no natural enemies as it is very toxic.
The males are larger than the females, which have less elongated forewings and tend to show themselves less
The wings are long brown and orange, with black markings.Like other members of the Papilionidae family the Antimachus Swallowtail or African giant swallowtail has well developed legs.
Smalest butterfly in Australia
Two spotted line blue is a very common butterfly in australia and also the smallest.
The females are actually brown on top,the males blue.These butterflys have a wingspan of about 2cm. Both male and female have two black spots above and below of ech hind wing.Both sexes are seen feeding together at flowers or trees and bushes.
This butterfly is usualy seen around acacia (wattle) as the larvae eat the flowers.The wattles bud in summer and autumn, but don;t flower until winter and spring.There are no major threats to the insect and it will continue to be comon throughout australia.