- This page contains pictures and information about Emperor Butterflies in Subfamily CHARAXINAE in
the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
- Tailed Emperor
- Polyura pyrrhus, wingspan 80mm
- We found that the Tailed Emperor
Butterflies are easily be seen on top of White Hill. They rest on the top of
the trees, fly strong and high. Usually two males are seen chasing each other
high in the sky. The caterpillars are green in colour with four-horned head.
They feed on various species of Wattle and some other plants. Please check
this page for more information.
- Reference and Link:
- 1. Insects
of Australia, CSIRO, Division of Entomology, Melbourne University
Press, 2nd Edition 1991, p897.
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