Ornithoptera arfakensis arfakensis FEMALE ONLY, Paradise Birdwing

Ornithoptera arfakensis arfakensis FEMALE ONLY
Item #:
Orn630F
Origin:
Arfak Mnts, Irian Jaya Indonesia
Sex:
F
AKA:
Paradise Birdwing
Quality:
A1
Size mm:
100+
Price:
$90.00

Here's a chance to buy the FEMALE without the male!   The male is shown on top and has the tails.  The female is shown below the male and its wings are mostly black smokey grays and white.  

Here is some scientific information about why we do not call this butterfly 'Ornithoptera paradisea arfakensis' anymore....

Ornithoptera arfakensis and Ornithoptera paradisea are now considered two different species:

arfakensis (includes nominate arfakensis, galatea and occidentalis)

paradisea (includes nominate paradisea, borchi, chrysanthemum, demeter, detanii, flavescens, sabinae and the new ssp described from Kaimana)

The main visable difference between the two is on the male tails:  

             

arfakensis (left) has the black line hugging the inside bottom edge of the tail while in paradisea the black line runs down the middle.

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