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!
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