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Garden Butterflies
Summary
Butterflies are common visitors to backyards and a wide variety of species drop in to feed on nectar from blossoms. Some are regular garden-dwellers, their caterpillars feeding on widely-grown garden plants or street trees. A few species are even pests of citrus, palms and vegetables.
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Common Green Treefrog
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The Common Green Treefrog is a large species. It is bright to dull green with a rounded head. It is widespread through northern and eastern Australia.
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Tusked Frog
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The Tusked Frog is medium sized. It is back is brown with dark blotches. It is found in south-eastern Queensland and north-eastern New South Wales.
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Golden Orb-Weaving Spiders
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The three species of Golden Orb-Weaving Spiders found in Queensland (in the genera Trichonephila and Nephila) are familiar denizens of urban environments throughout the state. The most commonly encountered species, Trichonephila plumipes, is abundant in backyards in eastern Queensland, including around Brisbane.
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Common Crow
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The Common Crow butterfly is found in open forest and woodland. It is widespread across northern and eastern Australia. In Brisbane gardens, they feed mostly on oleanders and figs.
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Orange Palmdart
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The Orange Palmdart is found in rainforest, suburban gardens and nurseries with palms. It is widespread across northern and eastern Australia. Caterpillars are pale green with banded heads. They feed on palms, sewing adjacent leaflets together to form feeding retreats. When the caterpillars pupate inside the same shelter they produce a whitish floury deposit.
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Cabbage White
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The Cabbage White butterfly has white wings with creamy yellow undersides. It is found throughout Australia. Caterpillars are pale green with a thin yellowish line down the back. It is a pest of cruciferous crops such as cabbages, cauliflower and broccoli.
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Evening Brown
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The Evening Brown butterfly is rests on the ground during the day and flies at dusk. The green caterpillars have horned heads and feed on a variety of grasses.
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Graceful Treefrog
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The Graceful Treefrog is bright green with yellow slides, belly and feet. It is found coastally from Cape York, Queensland, to the Gosford area of New South Wales.
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Freshwater Snake (Keelback Snake)
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The Freshwater Snake is olive brown with irregular dark cross-bands. This species grows to 75 cm. It is found in coastal areas of northern Australia from northern New South Wales to the Kimberley, Western Australia.
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Carpet Snake or Carpet Python
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Carpet snakes are extremely variable in colour and pattern. Most specimens are olive green, with pale, dark-edged blotches, stripes or cross-bands. This species is widespread and found throughout northern, eastern and southern Australia.
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Eastern Brown Snake
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The Eastern Brown Snake may be any shade of brown but can also be grey or black. Some individuals are banded. The belly is typically cream with pink or orange spots. It is found Found over most of Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria.
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Estuarine Stonefish
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Stonefish are the most venomous of all fishes. They are found throughout shallow coastal waters of the northern half of Australia. Stonefish are extremely well camouflaged and often almost indistinguishable from their natural surrounds. The venomous dorsal fin spines can cause extremely painful wounds and other serious medical issues.
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Bullrout
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Bullrout are responsible for most fish stings that occur in upper tidal reaches and freshwaters of New South Wales and Queensland. The venomous fin spines can cause painful wounds. They are an ambush predator of small fish and crustaceans, hiding amongst snags and aquatic plants.
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Cane Toad
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Cane Toads have tough, leathery skin with a distinctly warty appearance. They are native to North, Central and South America and were introduced to Queensland to control cane beetles.
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Freshwater turtles
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Freshwater turtles are commonly seen in most Queensland waterways. Some species have long, snake-like necks, others are short-necked. Unlike the sea turtles and many foreign freshwater turtles, the Australian chelids fold their necks side-ways under the protective edge of the shell (pleurodirous). They have clawed, webbed feet and many species have distinct barbels on the chin.
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Green turtle
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The Greet turtle is a large turtle with a bullet-shaped head and four large scales down either side of the shell. It is found in coastal, tropical and subtropical waters worldwide.
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Dainty Swallowtail
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The Dainty Swallowtail butterfly has black wings with white spots and patches; row of red spots bordering hindwings. It is widespread in eastern Australia from Qld south to Adelaide, SA.
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Striped Marshfrog
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The Striped Marshfrog is light brown to grey-brown and marked with bold, dark longitudinal stripes. It is widespread in coastal eastern Australia and also occurs in Tasmania.
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Porcupinefish Swimbladder
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These strange leathery objects found occasionally on beaches are special internal organs of the porcupinefish. They are found throughout the Indo-west Pacific region, with ten species known from Queensland.
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