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Butterfly walk on Red Hill spots 14 species in one hour!

The butterfly walk on 25 November 2015, which was led by Dr Suzi Bond, helped the group identify 14 species of butterflies within 100m of the summit restaurant and within one hour. This represents one quarter of the total number of butterfly species found in the British Isles! And all within sight of Parliament House!

Here is what we identified:

1. Bronze Flat (larval shelters on Kurrajong)
2. Dainty Swallowtail
3. Cabbage White
4. Spotted Jezebel
5. Australian Painted Lady
6. Meadow Argus
7. Common Brown
8. Tailed Emperor
9. Moonlight Jewel (observed just before walk)
10. Dark Purple Azure (only seen in two other locations in the ACT)
11. Amethyst Hairstreak
12. Chequered Copper
13. Two-spotted Line-blue
14. Common Grass-blue