The male Australian Painted Lady butterfly has black forewing tips spotted with white. The female has browner tips on the forewings. The male has orange hindwings with dark margin. The female has marbled hindwings with small eyespots on the underside.
Length 43mm - 47mm
found in wide range of habitats including woodland, scrub, mountainous regions, semi-arid areas, farmland, suburban gardens
larva feed on a variety of plant species including Ammobium, Bractaeantha, Helichrysum, Rhodanthe
found throughout New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania, Queensland except Cape York Peninsula, south west parts of western Australia, southern parts of Northern Territory
|Common Name:||Australian Painted Lady|
Relatives in same Genus
Yellow Admiral Butterfly (V. itea)