Friday Fun Fact – Blue Banded Eggfly

blue banded eggfly

In the early 2000’s we had the Blue Banded Eggfly here at the Butterfly Sanctuary, but due to the lack of host plants, as well as the fact that they are seasonal, we stopped breeding them.

We have increased the plots of Asytasia now, and are slowly re introducing the Blue Banded Eggflies back into the aviary.

Blue Banded Eggfly

This butterfly lives up to its name, and has a distinctive blue band and a double row of pale spots on each wing.

Underneath each wing is brown with a smoky pale band. The butterfly not very active during the day.

The Blue Banded Eggfly caterpillars are usually more active at night – this is when they feed. The caterpillars usually pupate away from the host plant.

 

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