Lately I have been looking back through my photographs. Over the years my knowledge about species has grown, so I recognise some that are not included in my A – Z Native Species List. The Yellow Admiral Butterfly is one of these. The Yellow Admirals have been plentiful every year in Spring and Summer. … Continue reading Yellow Admiral Butterfly
I’m only beginning to look at butterflies from an identification perspective, so here is one to start me off – the Common Brown Butterfly. It seems the air is alive with butterflies at the moment – tumbling, paired butterflies – and each time I put my foot down when walking through grass, I seem to … Continue reading Common Brown Butterfly (Heteronympha merope) Male
The four days of intense heat have played havoc with the butterfly population. We saw many around the perimeter of the house, seeking a cooler spot. Some of them perished in the process. When I took the first of these two photographs, this Spotted Jezebel butterfly was alive. Unfortunately, we found it dead the next day. … Continue reading Spotted Jezebel (Delias aganippe)
For months now, it has puzzled me why so many butterflies hover low to the ground above bark and leaf litter, and in thick grassy areas with no flowers in sight. I’ve always associated butterflies with flowers. Thanks to a wonderful book given to me by my sister for Christmas, I can now answer that … Continue reading Marbled Xenica (Geitoneura Klugii)
On Wednesday I took a walk around our bush block in the golden glow of a setting sun. Butterflies were everywhere. Every time I came across a Xanthorrhoea Resinosa flower spike, I saw butterflies feeding on the nectar. This is a case of images speaking louder than words. Enjoy the photos!