Friday Fun Fact – Chequered Swallowtail

Introducing the Chequered Swallowtail!

This new species is soon to be on display at the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary.

It is unusual in that it doesn’t have a tail tip on its wings, like other members of the swallowtail/Papilio family.

They are sometimes migratory in huge flutters and are found all over Australia except for Tasmania.

We are very excited to have this new species join us – we will continue to post photos and updates as the butterflies make themselves at home.

Keep an eye out for this beautiful butterfly next time you visit us at the Sanctuary, and remember to share your photos on Facebook and Instagram so we can see them! Tag @australianbutterflysanctuary and #australianbutterflysanctuary

Thanks to Deane Lewis for this beautiful photo of the Chequered Swallowtail – you can see the original here.