: 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
Over 5,500 copies sold
May 2020 – Create More Butterflies is available once again.
It has a new cover, and some inside photos have been replaced, the contents remain the same. The new cover is illustrated opposite.
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. Photos are of living animals. Much other information is also covered.
Table of contents
Introduction pp 1 – 4
What’s in a name
The Butterflies pp 5 – 52
Australian Painted Lady
Small Green-banded Blue
Varied Sword-grass Brown
Getting Started with Butterfly Gardening pp 53 – 54
Guests for Dinner pp 55 – 57
Wild butterfly locations pp 58 – 67
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
Observing Nature pp 68 – 75
Don’t Eat Me – the Plant’s Point of View
Don’t Eat Me – the Butterfly’s Point of View
Ecological Relationships and Population Cycles
Nectar Plants p 76
Day-flying Moths (mostly) pp 77 – 78
Resources p 79
Index p 80 – 83
Contacts p 84