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
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.

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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
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
Imperial Hairstreak
Indigo Flash
Jezebel Nymph
Laced Fritillary
Large Grass-yellow
Lemon Migrant
Lesser Wanderer
Macleay’s Swallowtail
Meadow Argus
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

Getting Started with Butterfly Gardening   pp 53 – 54

Guests for Dinner   pp 55 – 57

Wild butterfly locations    pp 58 – 67
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

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
Raising Caterpillars
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