Butterflies

Butterfly – Cairns – Captured by Catherine

Orange Coloured Butterfly Cairns
Butterfly Cairns
 
Blue Ulysses Butterfly Cairns
Blue Ulysses Butterfly Cairns
 
Blue Ulysses Butterfly Cairns
Blue Ulysses Butterfly Cairns
 
Blue Ulysses Butterfly Cairns
Blue Ulysses Butterfly Cairns
 
Blue Ulysses Butterfly Cairns
Blue Ulysses Butterfly Cairns
 
Butterfly Cairns
Macro Butterfly Cairns

The Blue Ulysses Butterfly, symbol for Tropical Queensland, can be seen up to 30m away.  The ulysses butterfly is one of the most biggest butterflies in Australia and is commonly known as the Blue Mountain Butterfly.

When flying the brilliant blue colour can be easily seen.  When not flying or feeding they close their wings any they are camouflaged with a dull brown colour under their wings.

There wingspan is 100 – 130 mm (9 cm).