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Blue Ulysses Butterfly or Blue Mountain Butterfly

(Papilio ulysses


Metallic blue wings, wingspan of 100 - 130mm. This butterfly is one of the most easy to recognise in the Queensland tropics & is also it's tourism symbol. Its is commonly found from Mackay north, but appears more prevalent in upland rainforest areas. These butterflies can see something blue from 30 metres away! This is definately one of my favourite spottings, I cant believe I finally got some shots of this beautiful butterfly.


I spotted this beauty in Cape Hillsborough N.P.

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LeanneGardner 5 years ago

Thank you MacC. This was a special one for me :)

MacChristiansen 5 years ago

Great shots Leanne

LeanneGardner 5 years ago

Thank you very much for your lovely comments. I was so happy to even see this guy, even happier to get a few shots :)

ShannaB 5 years ago


Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 5 years ago

Oh yes Leanne - very well done. As you say THE symbol for tropical north Queensland and it's easy to see why.

Wild Things
Wild Things 5 years ago

Awesome spotting Leanne!

Jeannette 5 years ago

Beautiful :)

Queensland, Australia

Lat: -20.92, Long: 149.03

Spotted on Sep 9, 2012
Submitted on Sep 9, 2012


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