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Create More Butterflies : a guide to 48 butterflies and their host-plants for south-east Queensland and northern New South Wales

By Frank Jordan & Helen Schwencke.
Brisbane: Earthling Enterprises, 2005

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$34 plus $7 postage & packing
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Description

This book contains over 250 full colour photos of butterfly lifecycles and caterpillar food plants for 48 different species of butterflies that occur in the south-east Queensland and northern New South Wales. Thirty-one of the 48 species covered were raised from butterfly eggs laid on host plants grown in a 16 perch (405 sq m) inner suburban garden in Brisbane. All photos are of living animals. Much other information is also covered.

Table of contents

Introduction
  • What's in a name
pp 1 - 4
The Butterflies
  • Australian Painted Lady
  • Blue Tiger
  • Blue Triangle
  • Bordered Rustic
  • Caper Gull
  • Caper White
  • Chequered Swallowtail
  • Chocolate Argus
  • Clearwing Swallowtail
  • Common Crow
  • Common Pencilled-blue
  • Dainty Swallowtail
  • Eastern Dusk-flat
  • Evening Brown
  • Four-barred Swordtail
  • Fuscous Swallowtail
  • Glasswing
  • Imperial Hairstreak
  • Indigo Flash
  • Jezebel Nymph
  • Laced Fritillary
  • Large Grass-yellow
  • Leafwing
  • Lemon Migrant
  • Lesser Wanderer
  • Macleay's Swallowtail
  • Meadow Argus
  • Monarch
  • Orchard Swallowtail
  • Pale Triangle
  • Plumbago Blue
  • Purple Moonbeam
  • Regent Skipper
  • Richmond Birdwing
  • Scarlet Jezebel
  • Small Grass-yellow
  • Small Green-banded Blue
  • Splendid Ochre
  • Swamp Tiger
  • Tailed Emperor
  • Varied Eggfly
  • Varied Sword-grass Brown
  • White-banded Plane
  • White Migrant
  • Yellow Admiral
  • Yellow Albatross
  • Yellow Jewel
  • Yellow Migrant
pp 5 - 52
Getting Started with Butterfly Gardening pp 53 - 54
Guests for Dinner pp 55 - 57
Wild butterfly locations
  • Boondall Wetlands
  • Mt Coot-tha
  • Stanley River Park
  • Yoorala Street Revegetation Project, Enoggera Creek, The Gap
  • White's Hill Reserve & the Bulimba Creek Catchment
  • Cameron's Scrub and Sapling Pocket, Ipswich
  • Conondale Range
pp 58 - 67
Observing Nature
  • Don't Eat Me - the Plant's Point of View
  • Don't Eat Me - the Butterfly's Point of View
  • Pollination
  • Ants
  • Raising Caterpillars
  • Ecological Relationships and Population Cycles
pp 68 - 75
Nectar Plants p 76
Day-flying Moths (mostly) pp 77 - 78
Resources p 79
Index p 80 - 83
Contacts p 84