Birds, Butterflys, Dragonflys & Bugs that visit my Garden

A list of Birds, Butterflys, Dragonflys & Bugs that visit my Garden Perth, Western Australia
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The kookaburra may be regarded by the world at large as Australia's most recognisable bird call, but it was never heard in Perth until more than 75 years after European settlement.

The kookaburra may be regarded by the world at large as Australia's most recognisable bird call, but it was never heard in Perth until more than 75 years after European settlement.

New Holland Honeyeater -  is a common bird. They are small and distinctive in appearance, and often seen in gardens where there are some native nectar-bearing plants such as bottlebrushes.

New Holland Honeyeater - is a common bird. They are small and distinctive in appearance, and often seen in gardens where there are some native nectar-bearing plants such as bottlebrushes.

The Fungus-eating Ladybird is bright yellow with black markings. It is active during the day and fast moving. It drops to the ground or takes flight readily when disturbed. The larvae are creamy white with rows of black dots on their back. The pupa are also white with rows of black dots.

The Fungus-eating Ladybird is bright yellow with black markings. It is active during the day and fast moving. It drops to the ground or takes flight readily when disturbed. The larvae are creamy white with rows of black dots on their back. The pupa are also white with rows of black dots.

Honey Bee the western honey bee or European honey bee (Apis mellifera) is a species of honey bee.

Honey Bee the western honey bee or European honey bee (Apis mellifera) is a species of honey bee.

The Transverse ladybirds is bright orange-red in colour with black markings on their back. There is a dark strip down the centre where the wings meet, and prominent V-shaped markings on each side. They are active during the day and adults and larvae can be found living on the same food plants.

The Transverse ladybirds is bright orange-red in colour with black markings on their back. There is a dark strip down the centre where the wings meet, and prominent V-shaped markings on each side. They are active during the day and adults and larvae can be found living on the same food plants.

Monarch Butterfly  Adult Wanderer Butterflies are orange-brown with black wing veins and a black and white spotted band along the edge of the wings. The caterpillar is distinctive, with black, white and yellow stripes across its body. It has two pairs of black tentacles - a longer pair at the front of the body and a shorter pair on the eighth body segment.

Monarch Butterfly Adult Wanderer Butterflies are orange-brown with black wing veins and a black and white spotted band along the edge of the wings. The caterpillar is distinctive, with black, white and yellow stripes across its body. It has two pairs of black tentacles - a longer pair at the front of the body and a shorter pair on the eighth body segment.

Spotted Doves are mostly light brown above, with darker centres to the feathers of the back and wings

Spotted Doves are mostly light brown above, with darker centres to the feathers of the back and wings


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Known as the undertaker of the bush, the bird that we call a 'crow' is not a crow at all but a raven.  Australia

Known as the undertaker of the bush, the bird that we call a 'crow' is not a crow at all but a raven. Australia

A Kookaburra with its prey.  "Kookaburra" is an eastern Aboriginal word that, like many Noongar bird names, mimics the bird's chortling cry.  According to one Aboriginal story, the kookaburras' morning chorus was a signal for the sky people to light the great fire of the sun that illuminates and warms the earth.

A Kookaburra with its prey. "Kookaburra" is an eastern Aboriginal word that, like many Noongar bird names, mimics the bird's chortling cry. According to one Aboriginal story, the kookaburras' morning chorus was a signal for the sky people to light the great fire of the sun that illuminates and warms the earth.

Monarch Butterfly  Adult Wanderer Butterflies are orange-brown with black wing veins and a black and white spotted band along the edge of the wings. The caterpillar is distinctive, with black, white and yellow stripes across its body. It has two pairs of black tentacles - a longer pair at the front of the body and a shorter pair on the eighth body segment.

Monarch Butterfly Adult Wanderer Butterflies are orange-brown with black wing veins and a black and white spotted band along the edge of the wings. The caterpillar is distinctive, with black, white and yellow stripes across its body. It has two pairs of black tentacles - a longer pair at the front of the body and a shorter pair on the eighth body segment.

The joyous cry of the twenty-eight parrot and its cheeky tail wagging meant that it was always welcomed as a bringer of happiness by the Noongar people, who called the bird Darlmoorluk.

The joyous cry of the twenty-eight parrot and its cheeky tail wagging meant that it was always welcomed as a bringer of happiness by the Noongar people, who called the bird Darlmoorluk.

Spotted Doves are mostly light brown above, with darker centres to the feathers of the back and wings

Spotted Doves are mostly light brown above, with darker centres to the feathers of the back and wings

The Crusader Bug is a brown bug with a prominent yellow cross on the back. It has long legs with hindlegs much thicker than other legs. The antennae have orange tips. The thorax has prominent conical spines projecting on either side at the shoulders.. Later instar nymphs have two orange spots in the middle of the upper surface of abdomen.

The Crusader Bug is a brown bug with a prominent yellow cross on the back. It has long legs with hindlegs much thicker than other legs. The antennae have orange tips. The thorax has prominent conical spines projecting on either side at the shoulders.. Later instar nymphs have two orange spots in the middle of the upper surface of abdomen.

Honeyeaters (Meliphagidae) Red Wattlebird (Anthochaera carunculata) This bird flew right down near me checking out the bare wisteria and other plants near by. 9/8/14

Honeyeaters (Meliphagidae) Red Wattlebird (Anthochaera carunculata) This bird flew right down near me checking out the bare wisteria and other plants near by. 9/8/14

Class:	Insecta Order:	Coleoptera Family:	Coccinellidae Genus:	Illeis Species:	galbula Common Name:	Fungus-eating Ladybird

Class: Insecta Order: Coleoptera Family: Coccinellidae Genus: Illeis Species: galbula Common Name: Fungus-eating Ladybird

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