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Butterflies

Reference: “Field guide to butterflies of the Australian Capital Territory”. Suzi Bond, Canberra 2016

There are about 87 species of butterflies which can be seen in the ACT. It is not known how many of these can be found on Red Hill.

Butterfly expert Suzi Bond surveyed a small part of Red Hill in 2014 and again in November 2015, in a forested area at the summit, and around the summit restaurant and car park, where the species listed below were identified.

A very small part of the Red Hill Nature Reserve has been systematically surveyed, so it is predicted that the following list are likely to be found in the Reserve.

A Butterfly Walk was conducted by Dr Suzi Bond on a hot Sunday 22 January 2017 at which the following butterflies were sighted:

  • Dainty Swallowtail¬†
  • Bronze Flat
  • Cabbage White
  • Spotted Jezebel
  • Lesser Wanderer
  • Australian Painted Lady
  • Yellow Admiral
  • Meadow Argus
  • Common Brown
  • Marbled Xenica
  • Stencilled Hairstreak
  • Two-spotted Line-blue
  • Common Grass-blue
  • Saltbush Blue