DANAINAE, NYMPHALIDAE, PAPILIONOIDEA
(Specimen: courtesy of the Macleay Museum, University of Sydney)
These Caterpillars are thought to feed on plants from the family APOCYNACEAE, including
The adult butterflies of this species are brownish black, with a few white spots on the undersides of the hindwings. The adult butterflies have a wing span around 7 cms.
Various subspecies are found in
and Australia in
Further reading :
Michael F. Braby,
Butterflies of Australia, CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne 2000, vol. 2, pp. 611-612.
Baron Cajetan & Rudolf Felder,
Zoologischer Theil: Lepidoptera,
Reise der Osterreichischen Fregatte Novara,
Band 2, Abtheilung 2, Part 2 (1865), p. 331, No. 436.
(updated 15 February 2002, 4 Deecmber 2013)