Clearwing swallowtail

This male butterfly was collected in Cairns, Australia in 1970. The female’s colouring is less vivid than the male’s - the female is more pink than red.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
Natural History
Collection Class
Collection Area Region
Australia and New Zealand
Common Name
clearwing swallowtail
Simple Name
insect: butterfly
Period Classification
Modern (1945-); Modern (1900-)

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PAPILIONIDAE: Cressida cressida (Fabricius, 1775): clearwing swallowtail