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Showing Order Lepidoptera between Cairns and Cape Tribulation

Order Lepidoptera

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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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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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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