Insects

We have documented only a small fraction of the insect life on our site. We have found some fascinating species, however, from bombadier beetles to stingless bees.

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Butterflies

Lycaenidae
Holochila absimilis Pencilled blue

Zizina labradus                  Grass blue

Danis hymetus Small green-banded blue


Papilionidae
Polyura sempronius Tailed emperor

Papilio aegeus              Orchard butterfly

Graphium macleayanum Macleays swallowtail

Graphium sarpedon choredon Blue triangle

Eleppone anactus Dingy swallowtail

Danaus plexippus Wanderer

Nymphalidae
Heteronympha merope Common brown

Tisiphone aboena Swordgrass brown 

Pieridae
Delias nigrina Jezabel
Belnois java                 Caper white

Hesperiidae
Cephrenes augiades Palm dart

Coleoptera

Lampyridae  fireflies

Atyphella lychnus                 Blue Mountains Firefly

Carabidae                                 Bombardier beetles





Earwigs

Bees

Flies

Crickets/katydids

Mantids

Aphid allies

Ants

Flea allies

Damsel/dragonflies

Moths



Termites

Lacewings

Leafhoppers

Springtail allies

Cockroaches

Weevils

Beetles

Bugs

Wasps

Mayflies

Webspinners

Stick insects

Strepsitera




Thrips

Gynaikothrips australis Forms galls on the undersides of the leaves of the figs Ficus obliqua and F. rubiginosa, which then curl.   





Food plant






Brachychiton acerifolium

Grasses

Alphitonia excelsa 





wattles

Rutaceae, usually citrus trees

Doryphora sassafras

Doryphora sassafras

Rutaceae, usually citrus trees


Asclepiadaceae

Grasses

Gahnia spp


Mistletoes


Palms







Larvae eat native snails



Eats insects. Confined to undisturbed riverbanks and floodplains.
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