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Papilio anactus

Dainty Swallowtail at Aranda, ACT

Papilio anactus at Aranda, ACT - 30 Mar 2023
Papilio anactus at Aranda, ACT - 30 Mar 2023
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Papilio anactus 30 Mar 2023 owenh
Papilio anactus 30 Mar 2023 CarbonAI
Papilio anactus 30 Mar 2023 KMcCue

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The photos are a day apart, the second one showing it has just shed its first skin

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Perga sp. (genus) (Sawfly or Spitfire) at Aranda, ACT - 27 Aug 2023 by KMcCue Armadillidium vulgare (Slater bug, woodlouse, pill bug, roley poley) at Aranda, ACT - 27 Aug 2023 by KMcCue Formicidae (family) (Unidentified ant) at Aranda, ACT - 7 Aug 2023 by KMcCue Junonia villida (Meadow Argus) at Aranda, ACT - 5 Aug 2023 by KMcCue Harmonia conformis (Common Spotted Ladybird) at Aranda, ACT - 4 Aug 2023 by KMcCue Formicidae (family) (Unidentified ant) at Aranda, ACT - 1 Aug 2023 by KMcCue Melangyna viridiceps (Hover fly) at Aranda, ACT - 29 Jul 2023 by KMcCue Cracticus torquatus (Grey Butcherbird) at Aranda, ACT - 24 Jul 2023 by KMcCue Araneinae (subfamily) (Orb weaver) at Aranda, ACT - 19 Jul 2023 by KMcCue Gonipterus sp. (genus) (Eucalyptus Weevil) at Aranda, ACT - 17 Jul 2023 by KMcCue Neosparassus sp. (genus) (Unidentified Badge huntsman) at Aranda, ACT - 11 Jul 2023 by KMcCue Isotenes miserana (Orange Fruit Borer) at Aranda, ACT - 3 Jul 2023 by KMcCue Eolophus roseicapilla (Galah) at Aranda, ACT - 2 Jul 2023 by KMcCue Alisterus scapularis (Australian King-Parrot) at Aranda, ACT - 2 Jul 2023 by KMcCue Ptilonorhynchus violaceus (Satin Bowerbird) at Aranda, ACT - 28 Jun 2023 by KMcCue Trigonospila sp. (genus) (A Bristle Fly) at Aranda, ACT - 2 Jun 2023 by KMcCue Chrysolarentia subrectaria (A Geometer moth) at Aranda, ACT - 11 May 2023 by KMcCue Scioglyptis lyciaria (White-patch Bark Moth) at Aranda, ACT - 22 Apr 2023 by KMcCue Stenosmylus sp. (genus) (An osmylid lacewing) at Aranda, ACT - 9 Apr 2023 by KMcCue Monomachus antipodalis (A parasitic wasp) at Aranda, ACT - 9 Apr 2023 by KMcCue Psocodea 'Psocoptera' sp. (order) (Unidentified plant louse) at Aranda, ACT - 6 Apr 2023 by KMcCue Neuroptera (order) (Unidentified lacewing) at Aranda, ACT - 6 Apr 2023 by KMcCue Formicidae (family) (Unidentified ant) at Aranda, ACT - 4 Apr 2023 by KMcCue Pyralis farinalis (Meal Moth) at Aranda, ACT - 3 Apr 2023 by KMcCue Corvus coronoides (Australian Raven) at Aranda, ACT - 31 Mar 2023 by KMcCue Limax maximus (Leopard Slug, Great Grey Slug) at Aranda, ACT - 30 Mar 2023 by KMcCue Harmonia conformis (Common Spotted Ladybird) at Aranda, ACT - 30 Mar 2023 by KMcCue Hednota species near grammellus (Pyralid or snout moth) at Aranda, ACT - 30 Mar 2023 by KMcCue Dasygaster (genus) (A Noctuid moth) at Aranda, ACT - 29 Mar 2023 by KMcCue Proteuxoa sanguinipuncta (Blood-spotted Noctuid) at Aranda, ACT - 27 Mar 2023 by KMcCue Eolophus roseicapilla (Galah) at Aranda, ACT - 26 Mar 2023 by KMcCue Lampropholis sp. (Grass Skink) at Aranda, ACT - 26 Mar 2023 by KMcCue Cebysa leucotelus (Australian Bagmoth) at Aranda, ACT - 24 Mar 2023 by KMcCue Heteronympha paradelpha (Spotted Brown) at Aranda, ACT - 24 Mar 2023 by KMcCue Poecilometis sp. (genus) (A Gum Tree Shield Bug) at Aranda, ACT - 23 Mar 2023 by KMcCue Scopula rubraria (Plantain Moth) at Aranda, ACT - 23 Mar 2023 by KMcCue Malurus cyaneus (Superb Fairywren) at Aranda, ACT - 23 Mar 2023 by KMcCue Furcatrox (genus) (A Cape-moth) at Aranda, ACT - 22 Mar 2023 by KMcCue Tachystola (genus) at Aranda, ACT - 22 Mar 2023 by KMcCue Proteuxoa sanguinipuncta (Blood-spotted Noctuid) at Aranda, ACT - 22 Mar 2023 by KMcCue Trichoglossus moluccanus (Rainbow Lorikeet) at Aranda, ACT - 22 Mar 2023 by KMcCue Papilio aegeus (Orchard Swallowtail, Large Citrus Butterfly) at Aranda, ACT - 21 Mar 2023 by KMcCue Scioglyptis lyciaria (White-patch Bark Moth) at Aranda, ACT - 19 Mar 2023 by KMcCue Formicidae (family) (Unidentified ant) at Aranda, ACT - 18 Mar 2023 by KMcCue Psilosticha absorpta (Fine-waved Bark Moth) at Aranda, ACT - 18 Mar 2023 by KMcCue Cheiracanthium sp. (Sac Spider) at Aranda, ACT - 17 Mar 2023 by KMcCue Sparassidae (family) (A Huntsman Spider) at Aranda, ACT - 17 Mar 2023 by KMcCue Cydia pomonella (Codling Moth) at Aranda, ACT - 13 Mar 2023 by KMcCue Megachile sp. (several subgenera) (Resin Bees) at Aranda, ACT - 12 Mar 2023 by KMcCue Ocybadistes walkeri (Green Grass-dart) at Aranda, ACT - 12 Mar 2023 by KMcCue Junonia villida (Meadow Argus) at Aranda, ACT - 10 Mar 2023 by KMcCue Mutusca brevicornis (A broad-headed bug) at Aranda, ACT - 5 Mar 2023 by KMcCue Hemiergis talbingoensis (Three-toed Skink) at Aranda, ACT - 3 Mar 2023 by KMcCue Elhamma australasiae (Elhamma) at Aranda, ACT - 2 Mar 2023 by KMcCue Diarsia intermixta (Chevron Cutworm, Orange Peel Moth.) at Aranda, ACT - 1 Mar 2023 by KMcCue Apis mellifera (European honey bee) at Aranda, ACT - 25 Feb 2023 by KMcCue Steatoda capensis (South African cupboard spider) at Aranda, ACT - 23 Feb 2023 by KMcCue Trichoglossus moluccanus (Rainbow Lorikeet) at Aranda, ACT - 23 Feb 2023 by KMcCue Platycercus elegans (Crimson Rosella) at Aranda, ACT - 22 Feb 2023 by KMcCue Dasygnathus trituberculatus (Rhinoceros beetle) at Aranda, ACT - 19 Feb 2023 by KMcCue Zosterops lateralis (Silvereye) at Aranda, ACT - 18 Feb 2023 by KMcCue Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris (Eastern Spinebill) at Aranda, ACT - 17 Feb 2023 by KMcCue Malurus cyaneus (Superb Fairywren) at Aranda, ACT - 17 Feb 2023 by KMcCue Porismus strigatus (Pied Lacewing) at Aranda, ACT - 15 Feb 2023 by KMcCue Dermaptera (order) (Earwig) at Aranda, ACT - 14 Feb 2023 by KMcCue Philobota philostaura at Aranda, ACT - 11 Feb 2023 by KMcCue Heteroteucha occidua (A concealer moth) at Aranda, ACT - 10 Feb 2023 by KMcCue Ptilonorhynchus violaceus (Satin Bowerbird) at Aranda, ACT - 8 Feb 2023 by KMcCue Phaulacridium vittatum (Wingless Grasshopper) at Aranda, ACT - 31 Jan 2023 by KMcCue Scopula rubraria (Plantain Moth) at Aranda, ACT - 27 Jan 2023 by KMcCue Badumna sp. (genus) (Lattice-web spider) at Aranda, ACT - 26 Jan 2023 by KMcCue Eudynamys orientalis (Eastern Koel) at Aranda, ACT - 19 Jan 2023 by KMcCue Asthenoptycha sphaltica and nearby species at Aranda, ACT - 16 Jan 2023 by KMcCue Xanthium spinosum (Bathurst Burr) at Aranda, ACT - 13 Jan 2023 by KMcCue Heteronympha merope (Common Brown Butterfly) at Aranda, ACT - 12 Jan 2023 by KMcCue Ardices (genus) (Tiger moth (formerly Spilosoma)) at Aranda, ACT - 3 Jan 2023 by KMcCue Cebysa leucotelus (Australian Bagmoth) at Aranda, ACT - 29 Nov 2022 by KMcCue Bibio imitator (Garden maggot) at Aranda, ACT - 29 Nov 2022 by KMcCue Chloroclystis approximata (Plumed or Cherry Looper) at Aranda, ACT - 27 Nov 2022 by KMcCue Heteronympha merope (Common Brown Butterfly) at Aranda, ACT - 27 Nov 2022 by KMcCue Scopula rubraria (Plantain Moth) at Aranda, ACT - 27 Nov 2022 by KMcCue Zizina otis (Common Grass-Blue) at Aranda, ACT - 27 Nov 2022 by KMcCue Cerdistus sp. (genus) (Yellow Slender Robber Fly) at Aranda, ACT - 27 Nov 2022 by KMcCue Dasybasis sp. (genus) (A march fly) at Aranda, ACT - 25 Nov 2022 by KMcCue Halone sinuata (Rock Lichen Moth) at Aranda, ACT - 22 Nov 2022 by KMcCue Phallus rubicundus (Phallus rubicundus) at Aranda, ACT - 16 Nov 2022 by KMcCue Eusemocosma pruinosa (Philobota Group Concealer Moth) at Aranda, ACT - 16 Nov 2022 by KMcCue Cebysa leucotelus (Australian Bagmoth) at Aranda, ACT - 15 Nov 2022 by KMcCue Lampropholis guichenoti (Common Garden Skink) at Aranda, ACT - 15 Nov 2022 by KMcCue Lampropholis delicata (Delicate Skink) at Aranda, ACT - 15 Nov 2022 by KMcCue Lycosidae (family) (Unidentified wolf spider) at Aranda, ACT - 15 Nov 2022 by KMcCue Vanessa kershawi (Australian Painted Lady) at Aranda, ACT - 15 Nov 2022 by KMcCue Opisthoncus sp. (genus) (Unidentified Opisthoncus jumping spider) at Aranda, ACT - 14 Nov 2022 by KMcCue Sarcophaga sp. (genus) (Flesh fly) at Aranda, ACT - 13 Nov 2022 by KMcCue Illeis galbula (Fungus-eating Ladybird) at Aranda, ACT - 13 Nov 2022 by KMcCue Phrissogonus laticostata (Apple looper moth) at Aranda, ACT - 13 Nov 2022 by KMcCue Tiliqua scincoides scincoides (Eastern Blue-tongue) at Aranda, ACT - 11 Nov 2022 by KMcCue Dasypodia selenophora (Southern old lady moth) at Aranda, ACT - 9 Nov 2022 by KMcCue Lepidoptera unclassified ADULT moth at Aranda, ACT - 8 Nov 2022 by KMcCue Heteronympha merope (Common Brown Butterfly) at Aranda, ACT - 8 Nov 2022 by KMcCue
Perga sp. (genus) (Sawfly or Spitfire) at Aranda, ACT - 27 Aug 2023 by KMcCue
Armadillidium vulgare (Slater bug, woodlouse, pill bug, roley poley) at Aranda, ACT - 27 Aug 2023 by KMcCue
Formicidae (family) (Unidentified ant) at Aranda, ACT - 7 Aug 2023 by KMcCue
Junonia villida (Meadow Argus) at Aranda, ACT - 5 Aug 2023 by KMcCue
Harmonia conformis (Common Spotted Ladybird) at Aranda, ACT - 4 Aug 2023 by KMcCue
Formicidae (family) (Unidentified ant) at Aranda, ACT - 1 Aug 2023 by KMcCue
Melangyna viridiceps (Hover fly) at Aranda, ACT - 29 Jul 2023 by KMcCue
Cracticus torquatus (Grey Butcherbird) at Aranda, ACT - 24 Jul 2023 by KMcCue
Araneinae (subfamily) (Orb weaver) at Aranda, ACT - 19 Jul 2023 by KMcCue
Gonipterus sp. (genus) (Eucalyptus Weevil) at Aranda, ACT - 17 Jul 2023 by KMcCue
Neosparassus sp. (genus) (Unidentified Badge huntsman) at Aranda, ACT - 11 Jul 2023 by KMcCue
Isotenes miserana (Orange Fruit Borer) at Aranda, ACT - 3 Jul 2023 by KMcCue
Eolophus roseicapilla (Galah) at Aranda, ACT - 2 Jul 2023 by KMcCue
Alisterus scapularis (Australian King-Parrot) at Aranda, ACT - 2 Jul 2023 by KMcCue
Ptilonorhynchus violaceus (Satin Bowerbird) at Aranda, ACT - 28 Jun 2023 by KMcCue
Trigonospila sp. (genus) (A Bristle Fly) at Aranda, ACT - 2 Jun 2023 by KMcCue
Chrysolarentia subrectaria (A Geometer moth) at Aranda, ACT - 11 May 2023 by KMcCue
Scioglyptis lyciaria (White-patch Bark Moth) at Aranda, ACT - 22 Apr 2023 by KMcCue
Stenosmylus sp. (genus) (An osmylid lacewing) at Aranda, ACT - 9 Apr 2023 by KMcCue
Monomachus antipodalis (A parasitic wasp) at Aranda, ACT - 9 Apr 2023 by KMcCue
Psocodea 'Psocoptera' sp. (order) (Unidentified plant louse) at Aranda, ACT - 6 Apr 2023 by KMcCue
Neuroptera (order) (Unidentified lacewing) at Aranda, ACT - 6 Apr 2023 by KMcCue
Formicidae (family) (Unidentified ant) at Aranda, ACT - 4 Apr 2023 by KMcCue
Pyralis farinalis (Meal Moth) at Aranda, ACT - 3 Apr 2023 by KMcCue
Corvus coronoides (Australian Raven) at Aranda, ACT - 31 Mar 2023 by KMcCue
Limax maximus (Leopard Slug, Great Grey Slug) at Aranda, ACT - 30 Mar 2023 by KMcCue
Harmonia conformis (Common Spotted Ladybird) at Aranda, ACT - 30 Mar 2023 by KMcCue
Hednota species near grammellus (Pyralid or snout moth) at Aranda, ACT - 30 Mar 2023 by KMcCue
Dasygaster (genus) (A Noctuid moth) at Aranda, ACT - 29 Mar 2023 by KMcCue
Proteuxoa sanguinipuncta (Blood-spotted Noctuid) at Aranda, ACT - 27 Mar 2023 by KMcCue
Eolophus roseicapilla (Galah) at Aranda, ACT - 26 Mar 2023 by KMcCue
Lampropholis sp. (Grass Skink) at Aranda, ACT - 26 Mar 2023 by KMcCue
Cebysa leucotelus (Australian Bagmoth) at Aranda, ACT - 24 Mar 2023 by KMcCue
Heteronympha paradelpha (Spotted Brown) at Aranda, ACT - 24 Mar 2023 by KMcCue
Poecilometis sp. (genus) (A Gum Tree Shield Bug) at Aranda, ACT - 23 Mar 2023 by KMcCue
Scopula rubraria (Plantain Moth) at Aranda, ACT - 23 Mar 2023 by KMcCue
Malurus cyaneus (Superb Fairywren) at Aranda, ACT - 23 Mar 2023 by KMcCue
Furcatrox (genus) (A Cape-moth) at Aranda, ACT - 22 Mar 2023 by KMcCue
Tachystola (genus) at Aranda, ACT - 22 Mar 2023 by KMcCue
Proteuxoa sanguinipuncta (Blood-spotted Noctuid) at Aranda, ACT - 22 Mar 2023 by KMcCue
Trichoglossus moluccanus (Rainbow Lorikeet) at Aranda, ACT - 22 Mar 2023 by KMcCue
Papilio aegeus (Orchard Swallowtail, Large Citrus Butterfly) at Aranda, ACT - 21 Mar 2023 by KMcCue
Scioglyptis lyciaria (White-patch Bark Moth) at Aranda, ACT - 19 Mar 2023 by KMcCue
Formicidae (family) (Unidentified ant) at Aranda, ACT - 18 Mar 2023 by KMcCue
Psilosticha absorpta (Fine-waved Bark Moth) at Aranda, ACT - 18 Mar 2023 by KMcCue
Cheiracanthium sp. (Sac Spider) at Aranda, ACT - 17 Mar 2023 by KMcCue
Sparassidae (family) (A Huntsman Spider) at Aranda, ACT - 17 Mar 2023 by KMcCue
Cydia pomonella (Codling Moth) at Aranda, ACT - 13 Mar 2023 by KMcCue
Megachile sp. (several subgenera) (Resin Bees) at Aranda, ACT - 12 Mar 2023 by KMcCue
Ocybadistes walkeri (Green Grass-dart) at Aranda, ACT - 12 Mar 2023 by KMcCue
Junonia villida (Meadow Argus) at Aranda, ACT - 10 Mar 2023 by KMcCue
Mutusca brevicornis (A broad-headed bug) at Aranda, ACT - 5 Mar 2023 by KMcCue
Hemiergis talbingoensis (Three-toed Skink) at Aranda, ACT - 3 Mar 2023 by KMcCue
Elhamma australasiae (Elhamma) at Aranda, ACT - 2 Mar 2023 by KMcCue
Diarsia intermixta (Chevron Cutworm, Orange Peel Moth.) at Aranda, ACT - 1 Mar 2023 by KMcCue
Apis mellifera (European honey bee) at Aranda, ACT - 25 Feb 2023 by KMcCue
Steatoda capensis (South African cupboard spider) at Aranda, ACT - 23 Feb 2023 by KMcCue
Trichoglossus moluccanus (Rainbow Lorikeet) at Aranda, ACT - 23 Feb 2023 by KMcCue
Platycercus elegans (Crimson Rosella) at Aranda, ACT - 22 Feb 2023 by KMcCue
Dasygnathus trituberculatus (Rhinoceros beetle) at Aranda, ACT - 19 Feb 2023 by KMcCue
Zosterops lateralis (Silvereye) at Aranda, ACT - 18 Feb 2023 by KMcCue
Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris (Eastern Spinebill) at Aranda, ACT - 17 Feb 2023 by KMcCue
Malurus cyaneus (Superb Fairywren) at Aranda, ACT - 17 Feb 2023 by KMcCue
Porismus strigatus (Pied Lacewing) at Aranda, ACT - 15 Feb 2023 by KMcCue
Dermaptera (order) (Earwig) at Aranda, ACT - 14 Feb 2023 by KMcCue
Philobota philostaura at Aranda, ACT - 11 Feb 2023 by KMcCue
Heteroteucha occidua (A concealer moth) at Aranda, ACT - 10 Feb 2023 by KMcCue
Ptilonorhynchus violaceus (Satin Bowerbird) at Aranda, ACT - 8 Feb 2023 by KMcCue
Phaulacridium vittatum (Wingless Grasshopper) at Aranda, ACT - 31 Jan 2023 by KMcCue
Scopula rubraria (Plantain Moth) at Aranda, ACT - 27 Jan 2023 by KMcCue
Badumna sp. (genus) (Lattice-web spider) at Aranda, ACT - 26 Jan 2023 by KMcCue
Eudynamys orientalis (Eastern Koel) at Aranda, ACT - 19 Jan 2023 by KMcCue
Asthenoptycha sphaltica and nearby species at Aranda, ACT - 16 Jan 2023 by KMcCue
Xanthium spinosum (Bathurst Burr) at Aranda, ACT - 13 Jan 2023 by KMcCue
Heteronympha merope (Common Brown Butterfly) at Aranda, ACT - 12 Jan 2023 by KMcCue
Ardices (genus) (Tiger moth (formerly Spilosoma)) at Aranda, ACT - 3 Jan 2023 by KMcCue
Cebysa leucotelus (Australian Bagmoth) at Aranda, ACT - 29 Nov 2022 by KMcCue
Bibio imitator (Garden maggot) at Aranda, ACT - 29 Nov 2022 by KMcCue
Chloroclystis approximata (Plumed or Cherry Looper) at Aranda, ACT - 27 Nov 2022 by KMcCue
Heteronympha merope (Common Brown Butterfly) at Aranda, ACT - 27 Nov 2022 by KMcCue
Scopula rubraria (Plantain Moth) at Aranda, ACT - 27 Nov 2022 by KMcCue
Zizina otis (Common Grass-Blue) at Aranda, ACT - 27 Nov 2022 by KMcCue
Cerdistus sp. (genus) (Yellow Slender Robber Fly) at Aranda, ACT - 27 Nov 2022 by KMcCue
Dasybasis sp. (genus) (A march fly) at Aranda, ACT - 25 Nov 2022 by KMcCue
Halone sinuata (Rock Lichen Moth) at Aranda, ACT - 22 Nov 2022 by KMcCue
Phallus rubicundus (Phallus rubicundus) at Aranda, ACT - 16 Nov 2022 by KMcCue
Eusemocosma pruinosa (Philobota Group Concealer Moth) at Aranda, ACT - 16 Nov 2022 by KMcCue
Cebysa leucotelus (Australian Bagmoth) at Aranda, ACT - 15 Nov 2022 by KMcCue
Lampropholis guichenoti (Common Garden Skink) at Aranda, ACT - 15 Nov 2022 by KMcCue
Lampropholis delicata (Delicate Skink) at Aranda, ACT - 15 Nov 2022 by KMcCue
Lycosidae (family) (Unidentified wolf spider) at Aranda, ACT - 15 Nov 2022 by KMcCue
Vanessa kershawi (Australian Painted Lady) at Aranda, ACT - 15 Nov 2022 by KMcCue
Opisthoncus sp. (genus) (Unidentified Opisthoncus jumping spider) at Aranda, ACT - 14 Nov 2022 by KMcCue
Sarcophaga sp. (genus) (Flesh fly) at Aranda, ACT - 13 Nov 2022 by KMcCue
Illeis galbula (Fungus-eating Ladybird) at Aranda, ACT - 13 Nov 2022 by KMcCue
Phrissogonus laticostata (Apple looper moth) at Aranda, ACT - 13 Nov 2022 by KMcCue
Tiliqua scincoides scincoides (Eastern Blue-tongue) at Aranda, ACT - 11 Nov 2022 by KMcCue
Dasypodia selenophora (Southern old lady moth) at Aranda, ACT - 9 Nov 2022 by KMcCue
Lepidoptera unclassified ADULT moth at Aranda, ACT - 8 Nov 2022 by KMcCue
Heteronympha merope (Common Brown Butterfly) at Aranda, ACT - 8 Nov 2022 by KMcCue

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Species information

  • Papilio anactus Scientific name
  • Dainty Swallowtail Common name
  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 30 Mar 2023 07:58 AM Recorded on
  • KMcCue Recorded by

Additional information

  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size
  • Larvae Breeding behaviour
  • Alive / healthy Animal health

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  • Confirmed by an expert moderator
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