These beautiful green, black and white fast-flying Swallowtail butterflies named Macleay’s Swallowtail
rarely stay still for long, flitting between the flowers.
The Macleay’s Swallowtail feeds on the small flowers like Forget-me-nots, Bluebells, and Primulas and Eriostemons as soon as they come into flower, fluttering their wings constantly whilst feeding to keep their balance. In summer their favourite food is our Buddleias.
We saw them in the Blue Mountains Botanic Gardens