Monarch on Lilly Pilly by girlie

Monarch on Lilly Pilly

We're used to seeing these butterflies in Australia but they are actually native to North America, arriving here in the late 1860s. This one is sipping nectar from a native lilly pilly flower, a bit unusual for a butterfly that prefers the milkweed.
@cjwhite A butterfly for you, for a change, with a bit of North America and a bit of Australia combined.
October 24th, 2018  
Gorgeous! Thank you!🦋🦋🦋
October 24th, 2018  
Thank you for stopping by, Robin; I haven't seen your work for a long while! This is certainly a familiar sight...except that I didn't expect to see him in Oz! Such a lovely image, and that blossom is such a beautiful setting for a butterfly!
October 24th, 2018  
@Weezilou Thanks Louise. I haven't posted for a couple of years but recently got a new camera and thought I'd resume. Just have to make sure it doesn't become all-consuming again!
October 24th, 2018  
A wonderful capture of two beauties, love the flower too. Fav
October 24th, 2018  
What interesting info - and a great photo. Thanks also for the follow - have returned it. It's always nice to see images from other parts of Oz. Cheers Rob Z
October 24th, 2018  
Fav. A wonderful capture with lovely colours.
October 24th, 2018  
Always nice to see a Monarch flitting around, not very common around here :)
October 24th, 2018  
Lovely shot of the butterfly and the Lily.
October 24th, 2018  
A lovely capture. Fav!! 😀
October 24th, 2018  
gorgeous!
October 24th, 2018  
I love the name of that flower! And such a nice capture of the monarch
October 24th, 2018  
Beautiful fav. shot.
October 24th, 2018  
Your. pretty flower has a catching name...Lilly Pilly. beautiful Monarch. we hardly see any in the last few years.

Trying to hang in. I have a nasty cold.
October 25th, 2018  
This is so lovely, Robin! Fav!
October 26th, 2018  
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