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Orange Lacewing
(Cethosia penthesilea)
Orange Lacewing
The Orange Lacewing is orange above with broad black patch on forewing tip containing a white patch. The upper surface of the hindwings are orange bordered with black. The underside of the wings has a intricate pattern of white bars, edged with... Click to continue>
Wanderer Butterfly
(Danaus plexippus)
Wanderer Butterfly
The Wanderer Butterfly is a large orange and black butterfly with narrow forewings. They have a slow gliding flight. Caterpillars are striped, and pupa are green and hang down under a leaf. Click to continue>
Common Crow Butterfly
(Euploea core)
Common Crow Butterfly
The Common Crow Butterfly is a large black butterfly with white spots on the fore wings and a band of elongated spots on the hind wings. The outer wing margins have small white spots. The males have a pair of hidden orange-yellow brushes at the tip... Click to continue>
Marbled Xenica
(Geitoneura klugii)
Marbled Xenica
The Marbled Xenica is an orange and brown butterfly. The forewings are chequered orange and brown with a small eyespot on upper an low surface. The upper surface of the hindwing is similar with less complex markings and the underside of the... Click to continue>
Ringed Xenica
(Geitoneura acantha)
Ringed Xenica
The Ringed Xenica is an orange and brown butterfly with distinctive eyespots. The forewings have a single eyespot above and below the wing. The hindwings have a single eyespot above and two spots on the underside. Click to continue>
Bank's Brown Butterfly
(Heteronympha banksii)
Bank's Brown Butterfly
Bank's Brown Butterfly has a single bold eyespot on upper surface of hindwing and a less distinct single eyespot on the underside of the hindwing. Male and female butterflies are similar size and have similar markings. Click to continue>
Common Brown Butterfly
(Heteronympha merope)
Common Brown Butterfly
The Common Brown Butterfly is dark brown and orange brown. The female butterflies are larger with bolder markings. The outer half of the female's forewings are brown with orange blotches and a single small eyespot near apex. The male has duller... Click to continue>
Orange Ringlet
(Hypocysta irius)
Orange Ringlet
The Orange Ringlet is orange above with small eye spot on each hindwing. The underside of each hindwing has two eye spots. It flies close to the ground amongst grasses Click to continue>
Varied Eggfly
(Hypolimnas bolina)
Varied Eggfly
The male Varied Eggfly butterfly is black above with a large blue edged white spot on each wing and a smaller white mark in the outer corner of the forewings. The female butterfly has several different colour forms. The basic female upper wing... Click to continue>
Chocolate Argus
(Junonia hedonia)
Chocolate Argus
The Chocolate Argus is a dark brown butterfly. The upper surface of the wings have a border of two dark lines around the outer edges. The hindwings have five small eye spots inside the border. The underside of the wings have more barring, including... Click to continue>
Meadow Argus
(Junonia villida)
Meadow Argus
The Meadow Argus is a brown butterfly with two prominent orange and black eye spots on each wing. They are usually seen within 1m of the ground, and are often seen at rest on the ground with wings open. In the tropics there is a paler dry-season... Click to continue>
Evening Brown
(Melanitis leda)
Evening Brown
The Evening Brown is a large orange brown butterfly with mottled brown underside. It has four small eye spots on the underside of the hind wing. It rests on the ground with its wings raised and takes flight at dusk. The larvae are green with horned... Click to continue>
Jezebel Nymph
(Mynes geoffroyi)
Jezebel Nymph
The Jezebel Nymph is more brightly coloured on the underside than above. The upper surface of the wings is white with broad black border on the outer edge of forewing, and narrow black border on outer edge of hindwings. The underside of the wings is... Click to continue>
White-banded Plane Butterfly
(Phaedyma shepherdi)
White-banded Plane Butterfly
The White-banded Plane Butterfly is black above with narrow white band across the hindwings. The forewings have a number of white spots. The underside of the wings has a similar pattern but is brown instead of black. Click to continue>
Blue Tiger
(Tirumala hamata)
Blue Tiger
The Blue Tiger is unmistakable with blue streaks oval spots on a dark background. They have a slow weak flight. Adults congregate in large numbers along creek banks along northern Queensland coast in dry season. Click to continue>
Australian Painted Lady
(Vanessa kershawi)
Australian Painted Lady
The male Australian Painted Lady butterfly has black forewing tips spotted with white. The female has browner tips on the forewings. The male has orange hindwings with dark margin. The female has marbled hindwings with small eyespots on the... Click to continue>
Yellow Admiral Butterfly
(Vanessa itea)
Yellow Admiral Butterfly
The Yellow Admiral Butterfly has black forewings with large yellow patch in the centre, and brown wing base. The wing tips have smaller whitish yellow spots. The hindwings are fairly plain brown above and marbled brown below. Male and female... Click to continue>
Cruiser
(Vindula arsinoe)
Cruiser
The male Cruiser butterfly is orange brown with fine black border round the upper wings, two small eye spots on the hindwings, and small black markings near the wing edges. The female butterfly has quite different markings. The upper side of the... Click to continue>
Lurcher Butterfly
(Yoma sabina)
Lurcher Butterfly
The Lurcher butterfly is dark brown above with broad orange band across both pairs of wings. The underside pattern is pale brown or brownish grey with a less distinct band. Female butterflies are slightly larger than males. Click to continue>


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