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Mud Dauber Wasp
Summary
Mud-dauber wasps build mud nests in sheltered situations such as caves, overhangs or even inside buildings. They are found across mainland Australia.
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Potter Wasp
Summary
Predatory potter wasps build nests from a mixture of mud and saliva, and fills them with paralysed caterpillars. It is widespread across mainland Australia
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Assassin Bugs
Summary
Assassin Bugs use their proboscis to impale prey (insects and spiders) and inject digestive enzymes that liquefy the body tissues. The bug then sucks up the juices through the proboscis, which acts like a straw.
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Bee Killer Assassin Bug
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The Bee Killer Assassin Bug is a slow-moving predator that lurks among foliage and on flowers to ambush other insects as food. It is widespread in eastern Qld and NSW.
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Evening Brown
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The Evening Brown butterfly 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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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 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, the caterpillars feed mostly on oleanders and figs.
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Orange Palmdart
Summary
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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Plumbago Blue
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The Plumbago Blue butterfly is rarely found far from Plumbago plants. The flattened green caterpillars feed on the buds and flowers. It occurs in Eastern Australia from north of Cooktown, Qld, to Wollongong, NSW.
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Orchard Swallowtail
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The Orchard Swallowtail butterfly is widespread in northern and eastern Australia.
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Blue Triangle
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The Blue Triangle butterfly has triangular wings each with a central pale blue area bordered with dark brown. It is found in eastern coastal Qld and NSW.
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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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