Ornithoptera priamus

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Plate showing Ornithoptera priamus on the blossom of a red flower
Papilio panthous.

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North Carolina State University Libraries, the Internet Archive

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Plate showing Ornithoptera priamus, a butterfly in the family Papilionidae, on the blossom of a red flower. The flower is said by the author to be a “double variegated Japan rose,” which is probably the species known today as Kerria japonica and usually bears yellow flowers.

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