Australian butterflies

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Poster depicting Blue Tiger Butterfly

with Helen Schwencke

Blue Tiger butterfly (Scientific name: Tirumala hamata) lifecycle interpretation sign. Also known as Dark Blue Tiger or Blue Wanderer. Tirumala hamata is found in South-east Asia and Australia, in monsoon forest (vine thicket) and littoral rainforest where the larval food plants grow as large vines. Have been observed in mass migrations to the south in some years. The A3 & A4 versions of the sign depicts an actual size image of the butterfly, along with images of the caterpillar and larval…

Chequered Swallowtail butterfly poster

with Helen Schwencke

Chequered Swallowtail butterfly (Scientific name: Papilio demoleus) lifecycle interpretation sign. Papilio demoleus is also known as Common Lime Butterfly, Lemon Butterfly, Lime Swallowtail, Small Citrus Butterfly, Dingy Swallowtail and Citrus Swallowtail. Papilio demoleus is found in dry arid and semi-arid habitats in inland areas, preferring moister areas such as along creeks and rivers or near billabongs where the usual larval food plants grow as low-growing shrubby perennial legumes. The…

Blue Argus butterfly poster

with Helen Schwencke

Blue Argus butterfly (Scientific name: Junonia Orithya) lifecycle interpretation sign. Junonia Orithya is also known in India as Blue Pansy and in southern Africa as Eyed Pansy. This species, like most others of this genus, is found mainly in open habitats including grassland, savannah / woodland mosaics, large clearings in forests, and on farmland. This is mainly a lowland species, found at elevations between sea level and about 300 metres. Its habitat is the tropical north and east. It can…

Enlarged view of poster featuring Yellow Migrant butterfly

with Helen Schwencke

Yellow Migrant butterfly (Scientific name: Catopsilia gorgophone) lifecycle interpretation sign. Catopsilia gorgophone occupies a wide variety of habitats, mainly in sub-tropical areas of SE QLD and NE NSW north of the Richmond River. The A3 & A4 versions of the sign depicts an actual size image of the butterfly, along with images of the caterpillar and larval stages, and a specific host plant, eg., the Climbing Senna (Senna gaudichaudii). The sign also includes the Large Grass-yellow and…

Image of Meadow Argus Scaveola butterfly sign

with Helen Schwencke

Meadow Argus butterfly (Scientific name: Junonia villidia) lifecycle interpretation sign. Junonia villidia is found in a wide variety of habitats, particularly woodland, open-woodland and grassland both in coastal and inland areas as well as suburban gardens. The A3 & A4 versions of the sign depicts an actual size image of the butterfly, along with images of the caterpillar and larval stages, and a specific host plant, eg., the Fanflowers (Scaevola spp). Books about Butterflies and…

Bordered Rustic butterfly lifecycle

with Helen Schwencke

Bordered Rustic Butterfly (Scientific name: Cupha prosope) lifecycle interpretation sign. Also known as Australian Rustic and Northern Rustic, Cupha prosope is orange, tan and brown in colour. It exhibits slow flight, fairly close to ground. It is found in sunny openings and small clearings in the forest, especially along creeks. Their habitat is edges of rainforest, gallery forest and riparian monsoon forest (vine thicket). The A3 & A4 versions of the sign depicts an actual size image of…

Glasswing lifecycle poster image

with Helen Schwencke

Glasswing butterfly (Scientific name: Acraea Andromacha) lifecycle interpretation sign. Acraea Andromacha is found in West Irian, Papua New Guinea, New Caledonia and Australia where it occurs in Northern Territory, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia. Also known as the Little Greasy or Small Greasy butterfly, it belongs to the Nymphalidae family. The A3 & A4 versions of the sign depicts an actual size image of the butterfly, along with images of the caterpillar and…