tripadvisor certificate of excellence

TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award

We’re thrilled to announce that Australian Butterfly Sanctuary has been selected for the 2016 Certificate of Excellence, reflecting the consistently great reviews we have earned on TripAdvisor!  Now in its sixth year, the achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great traveller reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year. Certificate of Excellence recipients include accommodations, eateries […]

Silk Moths
Fun Facts, Our Butterflies

Silk Moths Mating

This is the last generation of Silk Moths for this season, here at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, as our Mulberry trees have lost their leaves. The eggs will be collected and kept in the fridge until September, when the Mulberry trees grow new leaves. The process will start again!  

butterflies and moths
Fun Facts

Evolution of Butterflies and Moths

There are very few fossil specimens of butterflies and moths. This is possibly due to their fragile bodies, or that they didn’t inhabit regions that were conducive to fossilisation. The earliest known lepidopteran fossil is from the Jurassic, about 190 million years ago in Dorset, UK. The fossil belongs to a small primitive moth-like species, […]

Glasswing Butterflies
Fun Facts

Glasswing Butterflies

Glasswing butterflies: a miracle in nature Greta oto otherwise known as the Glasswing butterfly is a stand-out butterfly for the fact that you can see through its wings! The reason that their wings are transparent is because they barely reflect any light. A wide spectrum of light—from infrared to visible to ultraviolet—travels straight through the wing tissue. The […]

Arctic Moth Caterpillar

Friday Fun Fact – Arctic Moth Caterpillar

Ever heard of the Arctic Moth Caterpillar? They have got to be one of the slowest growing caterpillars in the world, we think! Butterflies and moths are cold blooded insects, which means they are only active between 20 and 40 degrees Celsius. The majority of moths and butterflies are found in the tropics, but there […]