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Does the Richmond Birdwing butterfly live in the Caboolture River?

Answer

Wiki User
06/07/2009

Unlikely, but possible; the Richmind Birdwing butterfly's natural habitat is sub-tropical rainforests. Whilst the Caboolture River is, theoretically, too far south, a group of gardeners has created a near-natural habitat for this butterfly at Beerwah, not far from the Caboolture River. It is true that they used to be widely distributed throughout the Brisbane area in the 1870s, but they live in only small pockets in southern Queensland now.