Scarlet Jezebel (Delias argenthona) Kobble Creek, SE Queensland
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Scarlet Jezebel butterfly in Syzygium tree - photographed at Buderim, Sunshine Coast, Queensland.
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SCARLET JEZEBEL FACTS
The Scarlet Jezebel is a beautiful butterfly with brilliant markings of red, white, yellow and black. It is usually seen high in the tree canopy where it feeds on flower nectar.
dry woodland, coastal paperbark woodland, suburban areas
flowers such as Melaleuca, mistletoe
lays eggs on a range of food trees. The caterpillars feed on the leaves and pupate on the plant.
coastal Queensland and New South Wales, and top of Northern Territory and north eastern corner of Western Australia.
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Relatives in same Genus
Imperial Jezebel (D. harpalyce)
Red-banded Jezebel (D. mysis)