Butterflies can be found in virtually every garden in every suburb of Adelaide.
They are considered welcome visitors and add a dash of colour and movement to the garden.
The South Australian Butterflies website contains a wealth of information on local butterflies, and suggests that the following butterfly species may be found in urban Adelaide:
The SA Museum website incorporates the Butterfly Watch program, which aims to find out more about local butterflies, and includes information on how to identify butterflies, fact sheets for teachers, an online exhibition Where have all the butterflies gone? and a list of indigenous larval host plants for the Adelaide area.
Further information can be found on the Butterfly Conservation SA website.
Attracting Butterflies to your Garden
The South Australian Butterflies website contains a section on Butterfly Gardening, including larval host plants and information on how to make your garden butterfly friendly.
"Growing Bush" a plant nursery specialising in Adelaide's indigenous flora can supply Butterfly Gardening kits which include a variety of local native plants to attract butterflies to your garden.
The SA Urban Forests Biodiversity Program has some excellent information on attracting native fauna and managing threats to fauna in urban situations on their Backyards for Wildlife page. Information for attracting specific types of fauna is included on the Wildlife living in or visiting your garden page.
The SA Museum website contains a list of indigenous larval host plants for the Adelaide area.
For further information on the native fauna or flora of the Prospect area, please phone 8269 5355, or email us.