Small Green-banded Blue (on SoapTree or Red Ash)

Small Green-banded Blue

(Psychonotis caelius)

The Small Green-banded Blue is a species that is found in New Guinea and adjacent islands and along the eastern coast of Australia. It usually inhabits wetter rainforests as well as lower rainfall areas and suburban parks and gardens.

Host Plant:

The Red Ash or Soap tree (Alphitonia excelsa), a tree in that is endemic to Australia, being found in Queensland, New South Wales, Northern Territory and north-eastern Western Australia.

Learn more about the Small Green-banded Blue in the book entitled Create More Butterflies by Frank Jordan & Helen Schwencke which is available from Earthling Enterprises