Australian Native Butterflies

Australia has more than 400 species of butterfly, the majority of which are continental species, and more than a dozen endemic species from remote islands administered by various Australian territorial governments. The largest butterflies in the world are endemic to the Australasian ecozone. They are the birdwings—Ornithoptera and other genera—of the Troidini tribe of swallowtail butterflies (Papilionidae).
Arctiidae and Noctuidae moth families

Arctiidae and Noctuidae moth families

Papilio anactus, commonly known as the Dainty Swallowtail, Dingy Swallowtail or Small Citrus Butterfly is a medium-sized butterfly from the family Papilionidae, that is endemic to Australia. For protection against predators, this non-poisonous butterfly mimics the poisonous male Cressida cressida, another swallowtail butterfly that obtains its toxic properties through its hostplant, the Dutchman's pipe.

Papilio anactus, commonly known as the Dainty Swallowtail, Dingy Swallowtail or Small Citrus Butterfly is a medium-sized butterfly from the family Papilionidae, that is endemic to Australia. For protection against predators, this non-poisonous butterfly mimics the poisonous male Cressida cressida, another swallowtail butterfly that obtains its toxic properties through its hostplant, the Dutchman's pipe.

Geometridae and Pyralidae moth families

Geometridae and Pyralidae moth families

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