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Graphium macleayanum

Macleay's Swallowtail at Quaama, NSW

Graphium macleayanum at Quaama, NSW - 25 Feb 2020
Graphium macleayanum at Quaama, NSW - 25 Feb 2020
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Graphium macleayanus 25 Feb 2020 FionaG

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I think it is a Macleay's Swallowtail.

3 comments

   25 Feb 2020
Yep, looks to be missing the "tails" on the hindwing, maybe from bird attack or wear. Buddleia seems to be a good garden plant for bringing in the butterflies, and other insects too to judge by your most recent sightings.
FionaG wrote:
   26 Feb 2020
Yes, it's a wonderful plant in terms of mass insect attraction. I have seen these butterflies before but never with the tails. Is it possible that only the males (or females) have the tails?
   27 Feb 2020
Hi Fiona, Nope, according to our butterfly book both sexes have a tail on the hindwing. But it would be pretty vulnerable to getting worn off I imagine, being longish and narrow. Don't think we've seen them at Brogo for quite a few years now. What always feels weird about this butterfly is seeing it up in the Snowy Mtns, as they have rather a tropical look, but I have seen them up there several times. Larval food plants include some local rainforest trees as well as the weed Camphor Laurel and cool temperate rainforest tree Southern Sassafras, which is sparsely present in valleys up in the Snowies.

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Pygopus lepidopodus (Common Scaly-foot) at Quaama, NSW - 29 Jan 2021 by FionaG Nyctemera amicus (Senecio or Magpie moth) at Quaama, NSW - 8 Nov 2020 by FionaG Thyreocephalus sp. (genus) (Rove beetle) at Quaama, NSW - 19 Oct 2020 by FionaG Tiphiidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Smooth flower wasp) at Quaama, NSW - 5 Oct 2020 by FionaG Zodariidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Ant spider or Spotted ground spider) at Quaama, NSW - 12 Sep 2020 by FionaG Apiomorpha munita (Four horned Gum-tree Gall) at Quaama, NSW - 17 May 2020 by FionaG Paropsisterna fastidiosa (Eucalyptus leaf beetle) at Quaama, NSW - 17 May 2020 by FionaG Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Quaama, NSW - 1 May 2020 by FionaG Agarics at Quaama, NSW - 1 May 2020 by FionaG Trametes versicolor (Turkey Tail) at Quaama, NSW - 1 May 2020 by FionaG Agarics at Quaama, NSW - 1 May 2020 by FionaG Agarics at Quaama, NSW - 16 Apr 2020 by FionaG Alisterus scapularis (Australian King-Parrot) at Quaama, NSW - 9 Apr 2020 by FionaG Lentinus arcularius (Fringed Polypore) at Quaama, NSW - 26 Mar 2020 by FionaG Tachinidae (family) (Unidentified Bristle fly) at Quaama, NSW - 26 Mar 2020 by FionaG Ramaria capitata var. capitata (Pale cauliflower coral) at Quaama, NSW - 22 Mar 2020 by FionaG Phylloporus sp. (Phylloporus sp.) at Quaama, NSW - 22 Mar 2020 by FionaG Pleurotus sp. (Pleurotus) at Quaama, NSW - 22 Mar 2020 by FionaG Laccaria sp. (Laccaria) at Quaama, NSW - 20 Mar 2020 by FionaG Cyptotrama asprata (Gold Tufts) at Quaama, NSW - 17 Mar 2020 by FionaG Amauroderma rude (Red-staining Stalked Polypore) at Quaama, NSW - 17 Mar 2020 by FionaG Crepidotus sp. (Crepidotus) at Quaama, NSW - 15 Mar 2020 by FionaG Agaricus augustus (Agaricus augustus) at Quaama, NSW - 15 Mar 2020 by FionaG Polypore sp. at Quaama, NSW - 15 Mar 2020 by FionaG Inocybe sp. (Inocybe) at Quaama, NSW - 15 Mar 2020 by FionaG Hippotion scrofa (Coprosma Hawk Moth) at Quaama, NSW - 11 Mar 2020 by FionaG Gymnopilus sp. (Gymnopilus) at Quaama, NSW - 8 Mar 2020 by FionaG Bolbitius vitellinus (Bolbitius vitellinus) at Quaama, NSW - 8 Mar 2020 by FionaG Panaeolus sp. (Panaeolus) at Quaama, NSW - 8 Mar 2020 by FionaG Trametes coccinea (Scarlet Bracket) at Quaama, NSW - 4 Mar 2020 by FionaG Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Quaama, NSW - 4 Mar 2020 by FionaG Trametes coccinea (Scarlet Bracket) at Quaama, NSW - 4 Mar 2020 by FionaG Amanita ochrophylla group at Quaama, NSW - 4 Mar 2020 by FionaG Tylopilus sp. (A Bolete) at Quaama, NSW - 4 Mar 2020 by FionaG Hedana sp. (Crab spider) at Quaama, NSW - 23 Feb 2020 by FionaG Leucocoprinus sp. (Leucocoprinus sp.) at Quaama, NSW - 22 Feb 2020 by FionaG Netrocoryne repanda (Bronze Flat) at Quaama, NSW - 20 Feb 2020 by FionaG Astia hariola (Gypsy Jumper) at Quaama, NSW - 18 Feb 2020 by FionaG Austroscolia soror (Blue Flower Wasp) at Quaama, NSW - 17 Feb 2020 by FionaG Thyreus nitidulus (Neon cuckoo bee) at Quaama, NSW - 14 Feb 2020 by FionaG Scolia (Discolia) verticalis (Yellow-headed hairy flower wasp) at Quaama, NSW - 14 Feb 2020 by FionaG Comocrus behri (Mistletoe Day Moth) at Quaama, NSW - 12 Feb 2020 by FionaG Coracina papuensis (White-bellied Cuckooshrike) at Quaama, NSW - 21 Dec 2019 by FionaG Tmarus sp. (Tmarus crab spider) at Quaama, NSW - 23 Apr 2019 by FionaG Agarics at Quaama, NSW - 5 Apr 2019 by FionaG Dolichopodidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Long-legged fly) at Quaama, NSW - 15 Nov 2018 by FionaG Oenochroma vinaria (Pink-bellied Moth) at Quaama, NSW - 30 Oct 2018 by FionaG Turnix varius (Painted Buttonquail) at Quaama, NSW - 15 Oct 2018 by FionaG Tiliqua scincoides scincoides (Eastern Blue-tongue) at Quaama, NSW - 10 Dec 2017 by FionaG Polyrhachis ammon (Golden-spined Ant, Golden Ant) at Quaama, NSW - 1 Apr 2017 by FionaG Scioglyptis lyciaria (White-patch Bark Moth) at Quaama, NSW - 31 Dec 2015 by FionaG Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree Frog, Emerald Spotted Tree Frog) at Quaama, NSW - 10 Mar 2015 by FionaG Cerambycidae (family) (Longhorn beetle) at Quaama, NSW - 20 Dec 2014 by FionaG Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris (Eastern Spinebill) at Quaama, NSW - 22 Dec 2013 by FionaG Pachycephala rufiventris (Rufous Whistler) at Quaama, NSW - 3 Dec 2009 by FionaG Nyctophilus geoffroyi (Lesser Long-eared Bat) at Quaama, NSW - 12 Nov 2008 by FionaG Eopsaltria australis (Eastern Yellow Robin) at Quaama, NSW - 2 Dec 2007 by FionaG Antechinus agilis (Agile Antechinus) at Quaama, NSW - 7 Feb 2006 by FionaG
Pygopus lepidopodus (Common Scaly-foot) at Quaama, NSW - 29 Jan 2021 by FionaG
Nyctemera amicus (Senecio or Magpie moth) at Quaama, NSW - 8 Nov 2020 by FionaG
Thyreocephalus sp. (genus) (Rove beetle) at Quaama, NSW - 19 Oct 2020 by FionaG
Tiphiidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Smooth flower wasp) at Quaama, NSW - 5 Oct 2020 by FionaG
Zodariidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Ant spider or Spotted ground spider) at Quaama, NSW - 12 Sep 2020 by FionaG
Apiomorpha munita (Four horned Gum-tree Gall) at Quaama, NSW - 17 May 2020 by FionaG
Paropsisterna fastidiosa (Eucalyptus leaf beetle) at Quaama, NSW - 17 May 2020 by FionaG
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Quaama, NSW - 1 May 2020 by FionaG
Agarics at Quaama, NSW - 1 May 2020 by FionaG
Trametes versicolor (Turkey Tail) at Quaama, NSW - 1 May 2020 by FionaG
Agarics at Quaama, NSW - 1 May 2020 by FionaG
Agarics at Quaama, NSW - 16 Apr 2020 by FionaG
Alisterus scapularis (Australian King-Parrot) at Quaama, NSW - 9 Apr 2020 by FionaG
Lentinus arcularius (Fringed Polypore) at Quaama, NSW - 26 Mar 2020 by FionaG
Tachinidae (family) (Unidentified Bristle fly) at Quaama, NSW - 26 Mar 2020 by FionaG
Ramaria capitata var. capitata (Pale cauliflower coral) at Quaama, NSW - 22 Mar 2020 by FionaG
Phylloporus sp. (Phylloporus sp.) at Quaama, NSW - 22 Mar 2020 by FionaG
Pleurotus sp. (Pleurotus) at Quaama, NSW - 22 Mar 2020 by FionaG
Laccaria sp. (Laccaria) at Quaama, NSW - 20 Mar 2020 by FionaG
Cyptotrama asprata (Gold Tufts) at Quaama, NSW - 17 Mar 2020 by FionaG
Amauroderma rude (Red-staining Stalked Polypore) at Quaama, NSW - 17 Mar 2020 by FionaG
Crepidotus sp. (Crepidotus) at Quaama, NSW - 15 Mar 2020 by FionaG
Agaricus augustus (Agaricus augustus) at Quaama, NSW - 15 Mar 2020 by FionaG
Polypore sp. at Quaama, NSW - 15 Mar 2020 by FionaG
Inocybe sp. (Inocybe) at Quaama, NSW - 15 Mar 2020 by FionaG
Hippotion scrofa (Coprosma Hawk Moth) at Quaama, NSW - 11 Mar 2020 by FionaG
Gymnopilus sp. (Gymnopilus) at Quaama, NSW - 8 Mar 2020 by FionaG
Bolbitius vitellinus (Bolbitius vitellinus) at Quaama, NSW - 8 Mar 2020 by FionaG
Panaeolus sp. (Panaeolus) at Quaama, NSW - 8 Mar 2020 by FionaG
Trametes coccinea (Scarlet Bracket) at Quaama, NSW - 4 Mar 2020 by FionaG
Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Quaama, NSW - 4 Mar 2020 by FionaG
Trametes coccinea (Scarlet Bracket) at Quaama, NSW - 4 Mar 2020 by FionaG
Amanita ochrophylla group at Quaama, NSW - 4 Mar 2020 by FionaG
Tylopilus sp. (A Bolete) at Quaama, NSW - 4 Mar 2020 by FionaG
Hedana sp. (Crab spider) at Quaama, NSW - 23 Feb 2020 by FionaG
Leucocoprinus sp. (Leucocoprinus sp.) at Quaama, NSW - 22 Feb 2020 by FionaG
Netrocoryne repanda (Bronze Flat) at Quaama, NSW - 20 Feb 2020 by FionaG
Astia hariola (Gypsy Jumper) at Quaama, NSW - 18 Feb 2020 by FionaG
Austroscolia soror (Blue Flower Wasp) at Quaama, NSW - 17 Feb 2020 by FionaG
Thyreus nitidulus (Neon cuckoo bee) at Quaama, NSW - 14 Feb 2020 by FionaG
Scolia (Discolia) verticalis (Yellow-headed hairy flower wasp) at Quaama, NSW - 14 Feb 2020 by FionaG
Comocrus behri (Mistletoe Day Moth) at Quaama, NSW - 12 Feb 2020 by FionaG
Coracina papuensis (White-bellied Cuckooshrike) at Quaama, NSW - 21 Dec 2019 by FionaG
Tmarus sp. (Tmarus crab spider) at Quaama, NSW - 23 Apr 2019 by FionaG
Agarics at Quaama, NSW - 5 Apr 2019 by FionaG
Dolichopodidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Long-legged fly) at Quaama, NSW - 15 Nov 2018 by FionaG
Oenochroma vinaria (Pink-bellied Moth) at Quaama, NSW - 30 Oct 2018 by FionaG
Turnix varius (Painted Buttonquail) at Quaama, NSW - 15 Oct 2018 by FionaG
Tiliqua scincoides scincoides (Eastern Blue-tongue) at Quaama, NSW - 10 Dec 2017 by FionaG
Polyrhachis ammon (Golden-spined Ant, Golden Ant) at Quaama, NSW - 1 Apr 2017 by FionaG
Scioglyptis lyciaria (White-patch Bark Moth) at Quaama, NSW - 31 Dec 2015 by FionaG
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree Frog, Emerald Spotted Tree Frog) at Quaama, NSW - 10 Mar 2015 by FionaG
Cerambycidae (family) (Longhorn beetle) at Quaama, NSW - 20 Dec 2014 by FionaG
Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris (Eastern Spinebill) at Quaama, NSW - 22 Dec 2013 by FionaG
Pachycephala rufiventris (Rufous Whistler) at Quaama, NSW - 3 Dec 2009 by FionaG
Nyctophilus geoffroyi (Lesser Long-eared Bat) at Quaama, NSW - 12 Nov 2008 by FionaG
Eopsaltria australis (Eastern Yellow Robin) at Quaama, NSW - 2 Dec 2007 by FionaG
Antechinus agilis (Agile Antechinus) at Quaama, NSW - 7 Feb 2006 by FionaG

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 25 Feb 2020 09:59 AM Recorded on
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