- Phaedyma shepherdi, wingspan 65mm
- We saw the Common Aeroplane Butterflies a few times along the creeks near Mt
Glorious and along Bulimba Creek in Brisbane. Notice the pattern on their wings look like a cat
face. This explains why they dare to glide freely and not worry about
being preyed by birds. They glide with their wings straight flat,
like an aeroplane. More information and pictures please visit this page.
- 1. Insects
of Australia, CSIRO, Division of Entomology, Melbourne University
Press, 2nd Edition 1991, p897.
- 2. Insects of Australia and New Zealand - R. J. Tillyard, Angus
& Robertson, Ltd, Sydney, 1926, p461.
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