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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
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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
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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, […]