Looking over the 'Lots o'Lemons' growing in the ground and not producing lotsa Lemons ... wondering whether to prune it. Always a delight to find some native animals have found a home in one of my trees.
This time it's 2 Swallowtail butterflies - or the babies have found munching Lemon leaves quite to their taste.
One is the Dainty Swallowtail Papilio anactus:
It's Thickhead Crassocephalum crepidioides. It's in the daisy family. Seeds are wind dispersed. It's a host for the day-flying Magpie Moth Nyctemera amica.
Thank you to Helen Schwenke for the identifications. Helen is the co-author and publisher of an indespensible book Create More Butterflies and the publisher of Australian Stingless Bees.
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