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Showing Class Insecta between Cairns and Cape Tribulation

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Ambrax butterfly

Ambrax butterfly
Papilio ambrax epigius

Found in northern Queensland, Aru Islands and Papua New Guinea.

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Blue triangle butterfly

Blue triangle butterfly
Graphium sarpedon s. choredon

Striking butterfly that holds the record for most types of vision receptor cells of any insect.

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Male Cairns Birdwing

Cairns Birdwing
Ornithoptera euphorion

Large and spectacularly coloured butterfly endemic to north eastern Australia

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Male Cruiser butterfly

Cruiser butterfly
Vindula arsinoe

Mainly orange-yellow, with black markings, cruiser butterflies stand out in the rainforest, and feed. on native passion vines (Passifloraceae)

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Great Eggfly

Great Eggfly
Hypolimnas bolina

Also known as the Common eggfly, or Blue moon butterfly, this butterfly is a model mother.

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Green ant

Green ant
Oecophylla smaragdina

If you are spending any time in between Cairns and Cape Tribulation, you are bound to meet or possibly eat these angry insects.

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Mottled flower scarab

Mottled flower scarab
Protaetia fusca

You will usually see these by night, where they are attracted to lights, and end up on you verandah.

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Orange bushbrown

Orange bushbrown
Mycalesis terminus terminus

Common in tropical north Queensland, the Orange bushbrown feeds mainly on rotting fruit, but will also feed on nectar and sap.

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Male Rhino Beetle

Rhinoceros Beetle
Xylotrupes ulysses

A sub-family of the scarab beetle, "Rhino Beetles" are an impressive (and almost intimidating) insect.

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Robber fly

Robber fly
Zosteria sp.

Also aptly named the Assasin fly, these insects are a large, impressive fly with a nasty reputation.

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Sugarbag bees

Sugarbag bees
Tetragonula carbonaria

A small, native, stingless bee which plays an important role in pollinating many species.

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Ulysses Butterfly

Ulysses Butterfly
Papilio ulysses

Ulysses Butterfly (Papilio Ulysses) are one of the iconic species of the Daintree Region, however, did you know these interesting facts about our colourful friends.

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Yellow-striped flutterer

Yellow-striped flutterer
Rhyothemis phyllis

A thick set dragonfly, found in northern Australia around still, fresh water.

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