2. How large is the biggest butterfly in the world?
a. 5 inches b. 10 inches c. 12 inches
Queen Alexandra’s Birdwing is the largest butterfly in the world, with a wingspan up to 12 inches (30 cm). You will not find one in your backyard though, this tropical butterfly is from the rainforest in northern Papua New Guinea.
The caterpillars eat the pipevine plant, which contains poison; this makes the butterfly toxic to predators, will get sick if they eat this butterfly. So predators quickly learn to leave these huge butterflies alone!