This is the World’s Largest Butterfly

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Named after King Edward VII’s wife, the Queen Alexandra birdwing is one of the largest species of butterfly in the world. Native to Papua New Guinea, these beauties are speedy, thanks to a wingspan that measures nearly a foot in length. Sadly, as demand for palm oil, coffee and cocoa increase in the region, their natural rainforest habitats are being destroyed, leaving the Queen Alexandra birdwing critically endangered.

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