Common Jezebel – Delias nigrina
Dec16

Common Jezebel – Delias nigrina

There are about 225 described species in the genus Delias. The butterflies are popularly known as Jezebels. Most species are white or greyish on the upper-side, with blackish margins and apexes. On the underside they are gaudily patterned in red, yellow, black and white – the colours serving to advertise their unpalatable nature to would-be predators.

 


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Ulysses Butterfly – Papilio ulysses
Dec16

Ulysses Butterfly – Papilio ulysses

The Ulysses butterfly (Papilio ulysses), also known as the Blue Mountain Butterfly or the Blue Mountain Swallowtail, is a large swallowtail butterfly, endemic to Australasia. This butterfly is used as an emblem for Queensland tourism. The male is an iridescent blue-green with black edges. The female is more subdued in colour. The body is plump and dark with a blue-green sheen. The Ulysses Butterfly has a wingspan of about 5.5 inches (14 cm). Both have a long “swallowtail.”

 


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Cairns Birdwing – Ornithoptera euphorion
Dec14

Cairns Birdwing – Ornithoptera euphorion

The Cairns Birdwing (Ornithoptera euphorion) is a species of birdwing butterfly endemic to northeastern Australia, and is Australia’s largest endemic butterfly species. Other common names include Cooktown Birdwing and Northern Birdwing. The name Cairns in its common name is a reference to the Queensland, Australia city in the region where this butterfly is found.


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Orange Lacewing – Cethosia penthesilea paksha
Dec14

Orange Lacewing – Cethosia penthesilea paksha

The Orange Lacewing (Cethosia penthesilea paksha) is orange above with broad black patch on forewing tip containing a white patch. The upper surface of the hindwings are orange bordered with black. The underside of the wings has a intricate pattern of white bars, edged with black lines and dots, on an orange background. There is also a large white patch on the underside of each forewing.

 

 


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Cruiser Butterfly – Vindula arsinoe
Dec13

Cruiser Butterfly – Vindula arsinoe

Cruiser butterflies are so called for their swooping and soaring flight habits, which allowed the species to propagate across long distances, frequently over water. Oceania was thus populated by these lovely, robust fliers.One of the most colorful and familiar group of butterflies in Southeast Asia, the cruisers comprise the four species of the Vindula genus.

 


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Common Eggfly Butterfly – Hypolimnas bolina
Dec13

Common Eggfly Butterfly – Hypolimnas bolina

The egg-shaped patches on males wings give the butterfly its names. Common Eggfly Butterfly male shows very strong territory habit. Whenever any butterfly fly into its territory, it chases away them aggressively. Then it always returns back to the same spot. It may stay at the same spots for many days.


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