Blue triangle butterfly

The striking blue triangle butterfly in the Dawn Road Reserve

The striking blue triangle butterfly (Graphium sarpedon) in the Dawn Road Reserve.

The stunning blue triangle butterfly (Graphium sarpedon) is very active and frequently seen around the Dawn Road Reserve.

Also known as the common bluebottle swallowtail, its host plant is usually camphor laurel (Cinnamomum camphora) trees, a serious weed that can be found across the Reserve. It will also feed on other, nectar-rich native plants.

Sources:
Brisbane Insects
Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
Georges River Environmental Education Centre

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Image: Trina McLellan

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