Elodina queenslandica De Baar & Hancock, 1993
Queensland Pearl White
(one synonym : Papilio endora Donovan, 1805)
PIERINAE ,   PIERIDAE ,   PAPILIONOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

This Caterpillar is known to feed on :

  • Wild Orange ( Capparis sepiaria, CAPPARACEAE ).

    Elodina queenslandica
    (Specimen: courtesy of the The Australian Museum)

    The upper surfaces of the wings of the adult butterfly are white with black termen and wingtips. The undersides are white, with a yellow patch by the body, grey tips under the forewings, and several faint brown spots under each hindwing. The butterfly has a wingspan up to 4 cms.

    Elodina queenslandica
    underside
    (Specimen: courtesy of the The Australian Museum)

    The species is found in Australia along most of the coastal strip of

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Michael F. Braby,
    Butterflies of Australia,
    CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne 2000, vol. 1, pp. 315-316.

    Murdoch De Baar & David L. Hancock,
    The Australian species of Elodina C & R Felder (Lepidoptera; Pieridae),
    Australian Entomological Magazine,
    Volume 20 (1993), pp. 25-43.


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    (updated 1 January 2012, 29 October 2013, 19 March 2015)