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World's most poisonous butterfly - Austrlia's smallest butterfly review

Updated on October 9, 2009
This particular butterfly is in the family Papilionidae
This particular butterfly is in the family Papilionidae

Antimachus Swallowtail

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.

Two-spotted Line Blue
Two-spotted Line Blue

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      joe 2 years ago

      It would have been useful to know HOW they are poisonous... if they alight on human skin, or on food about to be eaten? Or only if ingested ?

      Spell-check wouldn't hurt either ;-)

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      Laker 2 years ago

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      World's most poisonous butterfly - Austrlia's smallest butterfly review

      Updated on October 9, 2009

      This particular butterfly is in the family Papilionidae

      This particular butterfly is in the family Papilionidae

      Antimachus Swallowtail

      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.

      Two-spotted Line Blue

      Two-spotted Line Blue

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      Isabelle 4 years ago

      That is...COOL!

      pksarkar 4 years ago

      butterflies are poisionious?strange and dissapointing.

      violet 4 years ago

      that's super cool !

      thanks so much for the help ! i needed to know if there was such thing as a poisonous butterly O.o

      THANKS ! :D

      hiya 4 years ago

      Thanks for the amazing info on butterflies.suprisingly,i'm doing a research on butterflies and this info will help me a lot.

      Arathi 3 month ago 4 years ago

      thanks so much 4 the help !ineeded to know if there was such things as a poisonous butterfly OOOOOOOOOO

      jordan' alias ' supot angorot. 3 years ago

      supot ni jordan hahahahahaha.tapus saan pay agdigdigus.

      dillpickle 3 years ago

      cool

      Darven 3 years ago

      Thank you for telling if are poisonous or not because I really need to find out.because that is really important someone needs to find think you for all help TY

      Gorege 2 years ago

      I liked it but I want to see videos of the poisons butterflies.and there isn't a lot of information it needs more info.

      bla bla 21 months ago

      thank you I wanted to tell the truth to my class

      kai 18 months ago

      i want to know about the poisonous butterflies's name ?

      emily 11 months ago

      thanks I needed this for my research project

      yolo 11 months ago

      what trollllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll

      Bruce12 11 months ago

      Reply to Kai-(I like it that this rhymes) The answer to your question is Steve

      Zables 1 second ago

      Weird and cool

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      Zables 2 years ago

      Weird and cool

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      Bruce12 3 years ago

      Reply to Kai-(I like it that this rhymes) The answer to your question is Steve

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      yolo 3 years ago

      what trollllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll

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      emily 3 years ago

      thanks I needed this for my research project

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      kai 3 years ago

      i want to know about the poisonous butterflies's name ?

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      bla bla 3 years ago

      thank you I wanted to tell the truth to my class

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      Gorege 4 years ago

      I liked it but I want to see videos of the poisons butterflies.and there isn't a lot of information it needs more info.

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      Darven 5 years ago

      Thank you for telling if are poisonous or not because I really need to find out.because that is really important someone needs to find think you for all help TY

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      dillpickle 5 years ago

      cool

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      jordan' alias ' supot angorot. 5 years ago

      supot ni jordan hahahahahaha.tapus saan pay agdigdigus.

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      Arathi 3 month ago 6 years ago

      thanks so much 4 the help !ineeded to know if there was such things as a poisonous butterfly OOOOOOOOOO

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      hiya 6 years ago

      Thanks for the amazing info on butterflies.suprisingly,i'm doing a research on butterflies and this info will help me a lot.

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      violet 6 years ago

      that's super cool !

      thanks so much for the help ! i needed to know if there was such thing as a poisonous butterly O.o

      THANKS ! :D

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      pksarkar 6 years ago

      butterflies are poisionious?strange and dissapointing.

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      Isabelle 6 years ago

      That is...COOL!