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Listed under:  Science  >  Life  >  Living things  >  Eukaryotes  >  Animals  >  Invertebrates  >  Arthropods  >  Insects  >  Lepidoptera  >  Butterflies
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Cabbage white butterfly

This is an information sheet on the cabbage white butterfly ('Pieris rapae') with description, distribution, habitat, host plant and images. The information sheet is available as a PDF for download.

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Bioinformatics

This website is devoted to Victoria's indigenous butterflies, snakes, frogs, mammals and lizards.

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Bright copper butterfly

This is an information sheet on the bright copper butterfly ('Paralucia aurifer') with description, distribution, habitat, host plant and images. The information sheet is available as a PDF for download.

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Banks' brown butterfly

This is an information sheet on Banks' brown butterfly ('Heteronympha banksii') with description, distribution, habitat, host plant and images. The information sheet is available as a PDF for download.

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Monarch marathon: winging it to warmer weather

When Monarch Butterfly caterpillars hatch from their tiny eggs, they must get ready to travel thousands of kilometres to escape the cold winter weather. See how these caterpillars change and grow to make this long journey possible.

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Growing and changing - unit of work

In this unit of work students explore the concepts of growing and changing and learn how to write descriptions and explanations.

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The life cycle of monarch butterflies

This is a colour clip showing the different stages in the life cycle of monarch butterflies ('Danaus plexippus'). In the clip there is close-up footage of butterfly eggs and the caterpillars that hatch from them. It also shows caterpillars feeding on milkweed and progressing through the pupal stages before emerging as adult ...

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Animal Olympians: butterfly

This is a clip showing the migratory behaviour of the marathon-flying monarch butterflies ('Danaus plexippus'). The clip includes close-up footage of eggs and caterpillars and their transformation into an adult butterfly. The adults are then shown congregating and flying in large numbers, while the narrator explains the ...

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Caterpillar of the orchard butterfly

This is a colour photograph of the caterpillar, or larva, of the orchard butterfly ('Papilio aegeus'), also known as the orchard swallowtail, showing the bright red, fleshy Y-shaped organ that appears from behind its head when it is disturbed. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Lepidoptera, Family: ...

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Caterpillar of the Ulysses butterfly resting on a leaf

This is a colour photograph of a Ulysses butterfly caterpillar ('Papilio ulysses') resting on a leaf. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Lepidoptera, Family: Papilionidae.)

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Egg of the Richmond birdwing butterfly

This is a colour photograph of a round golden-yellow egg of the Richmond birdwing butterfly ('Ornithoptera richmondius') laid on the underside of a leaf. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Lepidoptera, Family: Papilionidae.)

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Caterpillar of the Cairns birdwing butterfly

This is a colour photograph of the underside of the caterpillar, or larva, of the Cairns birdwing butterfly ('Ornithoptera priamus'). (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Lepidoptera, Family: Papilionidae.)

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Pupa of the Cairns birdwing butterfly

This is a colour photograph of the pupa of the Cairns birdwing butterfly ('Ornithoptera priamus') attached to an old, curling leaf, which it resembles. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Lepidoptera, Family: Papilionidae.)

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Dorsal and ventral views of male Ulysses butterflies

This is a colour photograph of the dorsal (left) and ventral (right) views of male Ulysses butterflies ('Papilio ulysses') showing difference in colour and pattern on the top and underside. A scale is included. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Lepidoptera, Family: Papilionidae.)

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Egg of an orchard butterfly

This is a colour photograph of an egg of an orchard butterfly ('Papilio aegeus') on the underside of a leaf. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Lepidoptera, Family: Papilionidae.)

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Views of the male Richmond birdwing butterfly

This is a colour photograph of a dorsal (top) and a ventral view of a male Richmond birdwing butterfly ('Ornithoptera richmondius'). A scale is included. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Lepidoptera, Family: Papilionidae.)

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Tyrant ants attending to imperial blue butterfly pupae

This is a colour photograph of many tyrant ants ('Iridomyrmex anceps' group) on a plant stem. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Hymenoptera, Family: Formicidae.) The ants are attending to several pupae of the imperial blue or imperial hairstreak butterfly ('Jalmenus evagoras'). An adult butterfly ...

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Monarch or wanderer butterfly

This is a colour photograph of an adult monarch or wanderer butterfly ('Danaus plexippus') at rest. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Lepidoptera, Family: Nymphalidae.)

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Massed monarch butterflies

This is a colour photograph of massed adult monarch or wanderer butterflies ('Danaus plexippus') resting on a shrub. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Lepidoptera, Family: Nymphalidae.)

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Monarch butterfly larva

This is a colour photograph of a larva of the monarch butterfly ('Danaus plexippus'), also known as the wanderer butterfly. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Lepidoptera, Family: Nymphalidae.)