Edit Meadow Argus

Posted on Tue 15th Mar 2011

This species occurs throughout Australia (except Western Tassie), in all habitats, and the larvae feed on a wide variety of dicotyledenous (broad-leaved) plants. If you can't get this one to visit your garden you must be living in a toxic barren.


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Edit Yellow-banded Darts mating

Posted on Fri 18th Feb 2011

The Yellow-banded Dart (Ocybadistesv walkeri) is a common butterfly of bushland, rural and urban habitats throughout much of Southern Eastern and Northern Australia. Pictured here is the eastern sub species Ocybadistesv walkeri sothis, which occurs throughout the Eastern Australian coastal plains, Great Dividing ranges and their drier inland slopes. The sub species O. w. hypochlora occurs around Adelaide whereas O. w. olivia is found  ...

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Edit Yellow Admiral & Asthma Weed

Posted on Thu 17th Feb 2011

The Yellow Admiral (or Australian Admiral - Vanessa itea) is widespread throughout much of temperate Australia and in a few isolated desert settlements such as Alice Springs to which it has presumably been introduced along with it's food plants. It also occurs in New Zealand. It's pupa feed on a number of species within the nettle family - Urticaceae - including both Australian natives and introduced species, such  ...

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Edit Orchard Swallow-tail

Posted on Fri 7th Jan 2011

I got this shot among the coastal dunes in Bongil Bongil National park just south of Coffs Harbour, NSW. It was during one of the rare periods of sunshine in the leadup to the east coast floods. There were dozens of butterflies and if I'd had another few minutes I would have got the perfect shot. My holiday got cut short and I came home with few photos. But I can't grumble  ...

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