Animal Species:Macleay's Swallowtail
Macleay's Swallowtail is a beautiful butterfly species identified by the tails on its hind wings and the green colour on the undersides of its wings.
Standard Common Name
5.3 cm - 6.0 cm
Macleay's Swallowtail is found in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and north-eastern Tasmania.
Macleay's Swallowtai lives in urban areas, forests and woodlands, and heath.
The Macleay's Swallowtai is commonly seen in urban Sydney from August to April.
Feeding and Diet
The caterpillars of Macleay's Swallowtai have adapted to feed on a variety of plants including the introduced Camphor Laurel (Cinnamomum camphora).