(also known as Adolias aeropus)
LIMENITIDINAE, NYMPHALIDAE, PAPILIONOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Sandra Van Aalst, Seram, Indonesia)
These Caterpillars probably feed on :
The adult butterflies on top are dark brown with a purple iridescence, and with a broad fractured orange band across each forewing, and a broad complete orange band across each hindwing.
The undersides are similar but with broader orange patches. The female is much larger than the male. The male wingspan is about 6 cms. The female span is about 8.5 cms.
The species occurs as several subspecies in
and the subspecies eutychius (Fruhstorfer, 1913) occurs in Australia in
Further reading :
Michael F. Braby,
Butterflies of Australia, CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne 2000, vol. 2, pp. 560-561.
Volume 1, Edition 10 (1760), Class 5, Part 3, p. 475, No. 105.
in Pieter Cramer:
De uitlandsche kapellen, voorkomende in de drie waereld,
Volume 3 (1782), p. 108,figs A, B, and also Plate 254, figs A, B.
(updated 20 March 2004, 9 December 2013, 28 June 2020)