Will they visit?: Spotted Jezebel’s frequently visit home gardens
Natural Distribution: Common and widespread throughout the South West and Perth region
Spotted Jezebel – (CC)Jenny Holmes. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Australia License (Atlas of Living Australia)
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Habitat at a Glance
See Habitat Guide for more detail
Shelter: Will live within the canopy of large trees
Diet: Adults feed on nectar, caterpillars feed on native mistletoe
Water: Not required
ReWild Benefit: Pollinator
Habitat Guide - Shelter
Spotted Jezebels live high in the canopy of large trees and seldom venture to lower parts of the garden. Caterpillars live in groups while feed on mistletoe.
Habitat Guide - Food and Water
Providing natural sources of food
Spotted Jezebels feed on the nectar produced by many native species of plants, with a particular fondness of eucalypts. The caterpillars are much more specialised and feed on native mistletoes. Plant an array of medium and tall trees to attract the adult butterflies. Native mistletoe can be introduced to the garden by birds, eventually providing breeding habitat.
Avoid commercial non-native seeds advertised for butterflies. These plants are usually unsuitable for our native butterflies to breed on – and have the potential to become serious weeds.
Providing sources of water
Spotted Jezebels are pollinators and help connect biodiversity across the landscape. If you see them around your garden, you can record your sighting on Atlas of Living Australia!