Alexandra Monarch Butterfly
The Alexandra monarch butterfly (Scientific name: Ornithoptera alexandrae) is one of the largest and one of the most beautiful butterflies in the world. This butterfly is named after Princess Alexandra of the British Empire in the 19th century. Alexandra monarch butterflies are found mainly in the tropical rainforests of northern Papua New Guinea.
With a wingspan of up to 25 cm (almost 10 inches), the Alexandra monarch butterfly is one of the largest butterflies in the world. What’s special about this butterfly is its sparkling colors, with vibrant green, blue and red borders. For locals in Papua New Guinea, the Alexandra monarch butterfly is not only a symbol of natural beauty but also holds special cultural and religious significance.
However, the existence of this butterfly species is facing risks due to habitat loss and illegal hunting. To protect the Alexandra monarch butterfly, conservation organizations are working to protect primary forests and create nature reserves to protect not only this butterfly but also the surrounding ecosystem.
The Alexandra monarch butterfly is not only an exceptional natural phenomenon but also a precious symbol of biodiversity and needs to be carefully protected to maintain the species’ survival in the future.