Nature School Game Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global citizen science platform
to discover, share and identify wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Nature School For Teachers - Fall 2020 Launch! visit nature school

Spotting

Description:

Next door to the Sydney Aquarium was the Sydyney Wildlife Sanctuary that had a number of butterfly species. I have included them all together until I can start figuring out the individuals and making their own pages.

Habitat:

Throughout Australia.

Notes:

I will reach out at one point to the Sydney Wildlife Sanctuary area and attempt to get a listing of the species that they have within their butterfly dome.

2 Species ID Suggestions

peter
peter 9 years ago
Red Lacewing
Cethosia biblis Cethosia biblis
MartinL
MartinL 8 years ago
Orange lacewing
Cethosia penthesilea Cethosia penthesilea


Sign in to suggest organism ID

3 Comments

MartinL
MartinL 8 years ago

Australian regulations require that they will not import live butterflies. Therefore this is one of the two local (but further north) species.
The underwing pattern occurs only in the C. penthesilea but C. cydippe has no such markings. C. biblis is very similar but exotic.

jbergie13
jbergie13 9 years ago

Shall do - thanks Peter, I might take you up on that! All for another day though...

peter
peter 9 years ago

These butterflies are amazing but you've uploaded them as one spotting. That's usually reserved for different perspectives of the same spotting or showing the habitat. I would recommend uploading each unique butterfly as a single spotting so they get the recognition they truly deserve. Let me know if you need any help with this.

jbergie13
Spotted by
jbergie13

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Spotted on Feb 3, 2011
Submitted on Mar 15, 2011

Nearby Spottings

Centralian blue-tongued skink Orchard Swallowtail Butterfly Koala Leafy Sea Dragon