Butterflies invade the Gold Coast for the third time in as many years

MILLIONS of butterflies invaded the Gold Coast for the third time in as many years on Saturday.

Residents reported the insects drifting through their yards in swarms of thousands, gathering in parks and in some cases, making their way into homes.

The Caper White, Lemon Migrant and Blue Tiger butterflies are known to migrate through southeast Queensland in enormous numbers, often coinciding with the first hot blast of summer.


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It’s not the first time the Gold Coast has experienced such an event.

Similar spectacular scenes were reported back in November 2014 and again in January last year when a kaleidoscope of butterflies swept through the city amid heatwave conditions.

The below images were taken during last year’s invasion.

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Currumbin Beach 2015 PHOTO: Supplied via Kris Basco

Main Beach 2015 PHOTO: Supplied via Nicola Poznanovich

Main Beach 2015 PHOTO: Supplied via Nicola Poznanovich

Main Beach 2015 PHOTO: Supplied via Nicola Poznanovich

Main Beach 2015 PHOTO: Supplied via Nicola Poznanovich

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