I photographed a new butterfly today for our Flora and Fauna of Mt Gravatt Reserve: a female Common or Varied Eggfly butterfly –Hypolimnas bolina

An amazing year for butterflies … everywhere I look I see Blue Triangles, Orchard Swallowtails, Common Crows, Evening Browns or Orange-streaked Ringlets.

Finding this Common Eggfly was a real pleasure.

To really appreciate the colours watch the video:Common Eggfly butterfly

The caterpillar food plant for this butterfly is one of my favourite native herbs: Love Flower Pseuderanthemum variable

The Love Flower has five petals and one has a scattering of dots. It looks like the dots were added just for fun.