Oddities and rarities
Ornithoptera urvillianus - A colour variation
 

Ornithoptera urvillianus variation

Here is a very nice specimen showing some interesting colour variations between the left and right sides. The right hand fore wing has extensive blue edging while the left side does not. The right hand hind wing is a lot bluer than the left side and has much smaller spots. The underside of both fore wings are reasonable consistent, whereas the hind wings show quite a lot of variation.

This specimen was submitted by a German collector.

 

Ornithoptera urvillianus variation