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Wednesday, August 30, 2017, by Beth Cavallari, comments 6

The face of a Small White butterfly (Pieris Rapae). These butterflies are found just about everywhere around the world. They were introduced to Australia and New Zealand. I think this is also known as the Cabbage Butterfly, and its caterpillar is a pest on cabbage, cauliflower, rocket, mustard and turnips, among other things.   Read More

Tuesday, August 29, 2017, by Beth Cavallari, comments 0

This week, butterflies — the Wanderer or Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) is an immigrant to Australia, only known here since about 1871. They live on the sap from the milkweed plant (also introduced), which is poisonous. The adult butterfly is toxic to most predators, so do not eat them.   Read More

Saturday, August 26, 2017, by Beth Cavallari, comments 4

The Noisy Miner (Manorina melanocephala) is a honeyeater native to eastern and south-eastern Australia.   Read More

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