Breeding season on the Dorrigo Plateau: Thought to be September to April
Status Dorrigo Plateau: rare
Flight habit: Throughout the day.
Habitat: Rainforest - subtropical.
Items of Interest: In January 2017 Phil Gilmour, weeding on our rainforest edge with Trev, was the first to spot this fast flying butterfly 'hill topping' at the highest point on our property (840 metres).
The following day Carol sighted another one, this time flying fast above our flower garden area.
On neither occasion did these Four-barred Swordtail's attempt to settle or feed. Whilst we have planted two Melodorum leichhardtii (Zig-zag vines) on our property both are still immature and neither of them are in the areas where we sighted these first Four-barred Swordtails.