(one synonym: Cratia limnoria Hübner, 1816)
DANAINAE , NYMPHALIDAE , PAPILIONOIDEA
(Specimen : courtesy of Oxford University Natural History Museum)
The adult butterflies of this species are dark brown, with the hind wings fading to white at the edges.
The undersides are similar but have bluish spots under each wing. The wingspan is about 6 cms.
Various races of this species occur in
and subspecies macleari Butler, 1887, occurs in Australia in
Further reading :
Michael F. Braby,
Butterflies of Australia,
CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne 2000, vol. 2, pp. 610-611.
in Pieter Cramer:
De uitlandsche kapellen, voorkomende in de drie waereld,
Volume 4 (1782), p. 207, figs. E, F, and also Plate 389, figs. E, F.
(updated 20 March 2004, 4 December 2013, 2 March 2015)