Breeding season on the Dorrigo Plateau: Thought to be September to April if is found to breed here.
Status Dorrigo Plateau: rare
Flight habit: Throughout the day, mostly flying high.
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' on Memory Hill, 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 Swordtails attempt to settle or feed. Whilst we have planted eight Melodorum leichhardtii (Zig-zag) vines on our property they are still immature and none of them are in the areas where we sighted these first two Four-barred Swordtails.