The images displayed below illustrate the butterflies
found in south eastern Queensland and northern New Wouth Wales that
may be confused with the Richmond Birdwing Butterfly.
There are few butterflies that could be confused with the male
Richmond Birdwing when in flight. The smaller and
lighter green Macleay Swallowtail may be mistaken for the male Richmond
Birdwing if one has never seen the male in flight. However, when the male
Richmond Birdwing is at rest with wings together, some people confuse the Blue Triangle and the Pale Triangle with the Richmond Birdwing Male.
There are a number of butterflies that are confused with the less
colourful female Richmond Birdwing Butterfly. The most obvious one
is the Orchard Swallowtail.
Click on each of these images below
to view the differences between the butterfly displayed
and the Richmond Birdwing Butterfly. Most of them are quite different
from the Richmond Birdwing Butterfly.