The Ulysses butterfly (Papilio ulysses) lives in Australia and Asia.
I have seen it each time when I was in Queensland. It is as if the blue colour of the wings is illuminated.
Ulysses Butterfly: (Papilio ulysses)
- It has an alternative common name of Mountain Blue.
- This is one of the most easily recognised butterflies due to its trade marked electric blue wings.
- It has become a symbol of tourism throughout Northern Queensland.
- Its is commonly found from Mackay north, but appears more prevalent in upland rainforest areas.
- The Ulysses populations have recently increased in suburban area due to the planting of its larval food plant (Euodia elleryana).
- During courtship the male briefly flutters above the female, displaying its bright blue wings. Pairing usually lasts around 2 hours.
- Flight is strong, controlled, and swift. It flies in woodland and open country with an undulating flight.
- It Drinks from flowers and puddles of water.
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