AUSTRALASIAN Tropical & Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forest
moths and butterflies

The Lepidoptera moths and butterflies of the tropical Australasian rainforest....  

Order Lepidoptera: Moths and Butterflies

Family Uraniidae

Lyssa Moth (Sepik River, Papua New Guinea).

Lyssa Moths are large in size and rather swallowtail butterfly in shape.

Family Sphingidae: 'Hawk Moths'

'Hawk Moth' (Papua New Guinea)

Family Papilionidae 'Swallowtail Butterflies'

Ornithoptera euphorion, 'Cairns Birdwing Butterfly' (North Queensland).


Thinking of travelling again after everything settles down? The first expedition I am booked to work on after the virus is Micronesia, New Guinea & Indonesia in 2021 with Silversea. Meanwhile I am giving a lecture on the Sunshine Coast (Australia) on the "Sounds of suburban south-east Queensland".