What’s in your garden?

Blue Triangle - Puddling - D Frenkiel - Nov 2017 cropped

Blue Triangle butterfly Puddling   Photo: D. Frenkiel

By: Michael Fox

Blue Triangle Graphium sarpedon butterfly Puddling in neighbour’s sandpit.

Butterflies, like all animals, need water. At breeding time, male Blue Triangle butterflies and other swallowtail butterflies will be looking for mineral laden water.

Murrogun - Robert Whyte SOWN

Murrogun Laurel Cryptocarya microneura

 

Blue Triangle butterfly caterpillars feed on a range of native tree species including Murrogun Laurel Cryptocarya microneura. Murrogun Laurel is also caterpillar food for Bronze Flat Netrocoryne repanda repanda and Common Red-eye or Eastern Dusk-flat Chaetocneme beata butterflies, as well as, fruit eating birds like native pidgeons.

 

 

 

 

 

 

About Mt Gravatt Environment Group

Mt Gravatt Environment Group is restoring a unique piece of Australain native bushland only ten minutes from Brisbane CBD.
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