One Butterfly species has been a regular visitor, but it has been oh so hard to capture with its wings open, revealing the diagnostic upper wing patterns.
Today I got lucky.As you have seen already, we had two butterflies at once, and one of them was sufficiently relaxed to open the wings, revealing the russet colouring, and the yellow patches.
This is Vanessa itea, the Australian Admiral. And a darned nice Butterfly it is too.
The closed-wing position reveals none of the bright colouring, but it does show the bright blue ring marking quite nicely.
More importantly (for the species' survival) this photo reveals a remarkable camouflage technique. It is very hard to focus on anything other than the blue ring, and so it is almost impossible for a predator to gauge "distance" to the "object". Mind you, sitting on a pear in the open, does limit the effectiveness of that technique.
Here it is cropped to full pixels.
My Moon Phase calculator (well not mine, if you know what I mean) - the one I have on my side-bar of my Blog, is available for downloading from this site:
Its free, and you can select southern and northern hemisphere orientations (of the moon), and your time zone (as I recall).
You need to register, that's all. Follow the instructions.