Fancy a flutter?

Visitors to the Royal Horticultural Society's flagship garden in Wisley, Surrey, will be able to see a wide variety of exotic butterflies in the charity's glasshouse over the next few weeks

Golden birdwing
Golden birdwing

The butterlflies on display at the RHS include the golden birdwing, shown in the picture, which is native to south-east Asia and Australia and has a wingspan of approximately 15 centimetres.

It is one of many rare species, such as the blue morpho, the tree nymph and the tailed jay, to be found until 27 February among the tropical palms, climbers and shrubs in the garden's glasshouse.

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