Other Common Names
Common Albatross, Northern White
I first saw a male of this species in the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney in July 2004 - it was a male and he landed in a tree close to me but unfortunately flew off before I was able to get a photo.
I saw several of them around Cairns in October 2005, but I only saw one land. This was a female, who was flying slowly close to the ground in the rainforest, landing for a short while and then taking off again. After following her for quite some time I was finally able to get close enough to take a photo.
I finally got some decent photos in the Royal Botanic Gardens in May 2006. I found a female who was alternately basking in the late autumn sunshine and then flying down to feed from some nearby flowers.
In December 2007 I saw literally dozens of these butterflies in the Royal Botanical Gardens, almost all of them males.
Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney - July 2004, May 2006, December 2007, April 2018
Cairns - October 2005
Mount Sugarloaf, NSW - December 2010
Darwin - April 2018