The Four-barred Swordtail is a brown and white butterfly with four parallel brown bars running from the leading edge of each forewing. The bars nearest the body continue onto the hindwing. The hindwings have a long pointed tail. Adult butterflies usually fly within 2m of the ground.
wingspan: male 49mm; female 53mm
vine forest, rainforest
larvae feed on plants of the Melodorum genus
eastern coastal Queensland and north east New South Wales
|Common Name:||Four-barred Swordtail|