Rajah Brooke's birdwing butterfly is native to the rain forests of the Malay peninsula, Borneo, Sumatra and other islands in the region. It is black and bright green in colour. Here it is - in monochrome - carefully circumscribed by a light postmark on a 1950 Sarawak stamp, SG 171.
From a 1998 set of endangered species issued by the United Nations Geneva Office, Queen Alexandra's birdwing butterfly. This is the largest butterfly in the world, females having a wingspan of about ten inches. It is native to a small area of rainforest in Eastern Papua New Guinea, and is threatened by forest destruction to create oil palm plantations. It was named by the second Baron Rothschild - banker and zoologist - in honour of Queen Alexandra, wife of King Edward VII of the United Kingdom.
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