Beautiful Butterflies

One of natures beauties are butterflies and the Butterfly House near Coffs Harbour has many Australian butterflies.

The short life of a butterfly, the average is about 3 weeks, means that the continual cycle of breeding butterflies is an ongoing program.

This caterpillar was happily munching its way to being a pupa before becoming a butterfly.

Up close to a Ulysses

I visited at the same time as a bus load of children making it a little challenging to take photographs but managed to snap these ones.

Orange Lacewing – with its wings open

Orange Lacewing – with its wings closed

Female Orchard Swallowtail


Male Cairns Birdwing

Female Cairns Birdwing

Lemon Migrant

Male & Female Cruiser

Common Crow

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10 Responses to Beautiful Butterflies

  1. mulino dominillo says:

    Just beautiful!

  2. mdmunro says:

    Beautiful photos, yet again! We are loving following your travels – The Wednesday Quilters!!

  3. Debbie Jackson says:

    In Madang in PNG we had Birdwing Butterflies flying free! Amazing sight and thankfully they are protected. Great photos again.

  4. Janine says:

    Brilliant photography. Love hearing about your travels x

  5. Debra Kolkka says:

    Great photos, these are very difficult to get.

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