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    Blue Ulysses butterfly

    by Tripack Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Blue Ulysses Butterfly


    The blue Ulysses butterfly is the famous island symbol. With a wingspan of up to 10 centimetres, making it one of the largest butterflies in Australia, and maybe the most beautiful.

    The Ulysses butterfly inhabits tropical rainforest areas and suburban gardens. It flies high above the rainforest canopy, landing in clearings for only a few seconds on each flower.

    The Ulysses Butterfly is listed as ‘common’ in Queensland. Its survival was threatened in the past but the numbers have increased as a result of plantings of the larval food plant in suburban areas. The Ulysses Butterfly is protected, despite its common status, to regulate the numbers of these butterflies being collected.

    Hope you will see some flying around during your stay!

    Related to:
    • Eco-Tourism
    • Jungle and Rain Forest
    • National/State Park

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    Just shout a beer !

    by Openseas Written Dec 19, 2007

    If you really want to know or have contact with Australians the best thing any traveler can do is shout a beer.....you will then have a friend who will give you any info needed plus more info than you required.

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    • Adventure Travel
    • Beaches
    • Sailing and Boating

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