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
Male & Female Cruiser