Host Plants

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.

 Species Plants 
 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.

cairns birdwing caterpillar host plant