Author(s): Rebecca Johnson
In Beautiful Butterfly, we have taken some liberties with nature -- you won't find all the insects in this story living together in the same habitat. But in the world of the Beautiful Butterfly, who learns her lesson about vanity and pride the hard way, anything is possible. The iridescent blue and black ulysses butterfly is a swallowtail butterfly from the wet tropical rainforest of northern Queensland. The dull brown underside of the wings helps to camouflage this large butterfly that has a wingspan of about 10 cm.