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Blue Ulysses Butterfly or Blue Mountain Butterfly

(Papilio ulysses

Description:

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.

Habitat:

I spotted this beauty in Cape Hillsborough N.P.


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7 Comments

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 6 years ago

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

MacChristiansen
MacChristiansen 6 years ago

Great shots Leanne

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 6 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
ShannaB 6 years ago

WOW!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 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 6 years ago

Awesome spotting Leanne!

Jeannette
Jeannette 6 years ago

Beautiful :)

LeanneGardner
Spotted by
LeanneGardner

Queensland, Australia

Lat: -20.92, Long: 149.03

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

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