General Description

Above and below similar: forewing black with white and grey spots. Hindwing white with black veins and a series of blue and red spots in a broad black hind margin. Hindwings without tails. Antennae clubbed. Wingspan up to 7 cm.


The butterflies are generally low-flying, often seen gliding around the host citrus trees. The caterpillars feed on citrus leaves, but do little harm to the plant. The well-camouflaged green and grey cocoon (pupal stage) can be seen attached to twigs by a silk pad and girdle.


Eastern mainland Australia.


Open eucalypt forests, woodlands and urban areas.

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