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Butterflies and moths A-Z

Birdwing butterfly   A large butterfly from the rainforests of Southeast Asia. Males are brightly coloured but females are darker. The Queen Alexandra's birdwing is the largest known butterfly, with the female's wingspan at 28 centimetres (11 inches). 

Brushfooted butterfly   A butterfly with shortened, hairy front legs. It has bright markings on the upper side of its wings and camouflaged colours on the underside. Brushfooted butterflies include admirals, monarchs, emperors, morphos and snouts. 

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