Cape York Aeroplane
LIMENITIDINAE, NYMPHALIDAE, PAPILIONOIDEA
drawing by Pieter Cramer, listed as Papilio venilia,
Uitlandsche kapellen voorkomende in de drie waereld-deelen,
Amsterdam Baalde, vol. 3 (1782), Plate CCXIX, fig. B,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.
These Caterpillars have been found on :
The adults of this species are black with a large white patch in the middle, and an arc of white spots along the edge, of each wing.
The undersides are similar to the top surfaces. The butterflies have a wingspan of about 4 cms.
Various sub-species of this butterfly are found in
The sub-species moorei (W. Macleay, 1866) is found in Australia in
Further reading :
Michael F. Braby,
Butterflies of Australia, CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne 2000, vol. 2, pp. 554-555.
Volume 1, Edition 10 (1760), Class 5, Part 3, p. 478, No. 120.
(updated 2 January 2012, 11 December 2013)