Ulysses Butterfly


The ulysses butterfly is found on every continent except for Antarctica. It is found in most tropical areas like Northern Queensland, Northern islands of Australia and Papua New Guinea. They live below the Canopy in a Rainforest.
They eat Nectar from flowers,when they are feeding they also pollinate the flower.


When flying or feeding they can be easily seen. When wings are closed they easily camouflage. There wingspan is 100 - 130 mm (9 cm). There caterpillar is green and white to blend in with the plants it feeds on. They are a dull brown colour under their wings and adults have metallic blue wings with a black border around. There easy to recognise because of its electric blue wings. They have four wings that overlap.

This butterfly can see something blue 30m away. The Ulysses Butterfly is the symbol for Tropical Queensland. The ulysses butterfly is one of the most biggest butterflies in Australia. Its common name is Blue Mountain Butterfly.

This butterfly has thousands of lenses in each eye. It has no lungs but instead it has little holes on each side of its body to breath through. It has green blood. It uses its feet for tasting and its antennas for smelling.

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