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Mud-dauber wasp, Sceliphron laetum. © Queensland Museum, Jeff Wright. Mud Dauber Wasp
Mud-dauber wasps build mud nests in sheltered situations such as caves, overhangs or even inside buildings. They are found across mainland Australia.
Insects
Wasps
Potter wasp, Abispa ephippium. © Queensland Museum, Jeff Wright. Potter Wasp
Predatory potter wasps build nests from a mixture of mud and saliva, and fills them with paralysed caterpillars. It is widespread across mainland Australia
Insects
Wasps
Assassin bug, Gminatus wallengreni. © Queensland Museum, Jeff Wright. Assassin Bugs
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.
Insects
Bugs
Common assassin bug, Pristhesancus plagipennis, adult. © Queensland Museum, Jeff Wright. Bee Killer Assassin Bug
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.
Insects
Bugs
Evening Brown, Melanitis leda, pinned adult specimen. © Queensland Museum. Evening Brown
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.
Insects
Butterflies
Common Crow, Euploea corinna, pinned adult male specimen. © Queensland Museum, Jeff Wright. Garden Butterflies
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.
Insects
Butterflies
Common Crow, Euploea corinna, pinned adult male specimen. © Queensland Museum, Jeff Wright. Common Crow
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.
Insects
Butterflies
Orange Palmdart, Cephrenes augiades, pinned adult specimen. © Queensland Museum. Orange Palmdart
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.
Insects
Butterflies
Cabbage White, Pieris rapae, pinned adult specimen. © Queensland Museum, Jeff Wright. Cabbage White
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.
Insects
Butterflies
Plumbago Blue, Leptotes plinius, underside of pinned adult specimen. © Queensland Museum. Plumbago Blue
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.
Insects
Butterflies
Orchard Swallowtail, Papilio aegeus, pinned adult female specimen. © Queensland Museum. Orchard Swallowtail
The Orchard Swallowtail butterfly is widespread in northern and eastern Australia.
Insects
Butterflies
Blue Triangle, Graphium choredon, pinned adult specimen. © Queensland Museum, Jeff Wright. Blue Triangle
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.
Insects
Butterflies
Dainty Swallowtail, Papilio anactus, pinned adult specimen. © Queensland Museum, Jeff Wright. Dainty Swallowtail
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.
Insects
Butterflies
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