We have approximately 3 acres of land on site that we use to grow host food plants to feed our caterpillars. The plants we grow are specific to various species as listed in the table below.
|Ulysses caterpillars||Melicope elleryana trees|
|Cairns Birdwing caterpillars||Aristolochia tagala vines|
|Orchard caterpillars||Citrus, such as lemon and grapefruit trees|
|Common eggfly caterpillars||Asystasia plants|
|Cruiser, Orange Lacewing and Red Lacewing caterpillars||Foetidia and Adenia heterophylla|
|Australian Lurcher caterpillars||Hemigraphis|
|Silkmoth caterpillars||Mulberry trees|
|Hercules moth caterpillars||Bleeding Heart and Glochidion trees|
We are also in the process of introducing some more ‘seasonal’ species, so we are planting more host plants to feed these hungry caterpillars as well.