Oddities and rarities
Ornithoptera priamus poseiden - A mosaic gynandromorph
 

Ornithoptera primaus poseiden gynandromorph

A magnificent example of a mosaic (almost bilateral) gynandromorph. The right hand fore wing shows only a small patch of solid male scaling on the lower portion of the wing. However the abdomen appears to be completely male. Therefore it is not a true bilateral gynandromorph.

The photograph of this fine specimen was submitted by a German collector.