Butterflies

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Butterflies

I’ve recorded thirteen species of true butterfly (not counting skippers & darts) on our property (though I’m certain this isn’t the complete list), compared to 22 species for the entire Strathbogie Tableland (see here). However, several of these butterflies would not normally occur in EVC23. The diverse plants in the flower garden and orchard are the food source for species like the Orchard, Dainty and Chequered swallowtails.

Australian Admiral Vanessa itea
Cabbage White Pieris rapae rapae
Caper White Anaphaeis java
Common Brown Heteronympha merope merope
Common Grass-blue Zizina labradus labradus
Chequered Swallowtail Papilio demoleus
Dainty Swallowtail Papilio anactus
Glasswing, or Small Greasy Acraea andromacha
Klug’s Xenica Geitoneura klugii
Meadow Argus Junonia villida calybe
Orchard Swallowtail Papilio aegeus
Painted Lady Vanessa kershawi
Shouldered Brown Heteronympha penelope
unidenfified skipper

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  1. Pingback: Another new butterfly arrival for the season | Strathbogie Ranges – Nature View

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