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White & Yellow (Pieridae)Delias aganippe   

Spotted Jezebel at Wanniassa Hill

Delias aganippe at Wanniassa Hill - 9 Apr 2016

Identification history

White & Yellow (Pieridae) Delias aganippe 10 Apr 2016 KimPullen
White & Yellow (Pieridae) Delias aganippe 9 Apr 2016 RyuCallaway

Author's notes

In mistletoe. GPS not recording although on... so location approximate

4 comments

KimPullen wrote:
   10 Apr 2016
Amyema is a recorded larval host plant of the Spotted Jezabel (meaning the caterpillars feed on it). This image may show a female laying eggs.
   10 Apr 2016
Thanks Kim. I often see them on mistletoes and they aren't really flowering right now so was wondering why
   10 Apr 2016
How do you tell apart females & males?
KimPullen wrote:
   10 Apr 2016
Hi Ryu. The easiest way to tell males from females is to look at the upper side of the fore wings. In the male they are silvery grey, and at the front edge of the wing at about the middle position there is a white spot edged with black. In the female the upper side of the fore wing is cream, with an irregular black blotch in the middle of the front edge and 1 or 2 additional black spots not connected to the front edge. There are good images in Michael Braby's 'Butterflies of Australia: their identification, biology and distribution' (CSIRO Publishing, 2000). Unfortunately the butterfly in your image was shy about showing the upper side of its wings.

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Ptilonorhynchus violaceus (Satin Bowerbird) at Wanniassa Hill - 5 Jul 2019
Euphorbia oblongata (Egg-leaf Spurge) at Wanniassa Hill - 29 Oct 2016
Philobota lysizona (A concealer moth) at Wanniassa Hill - 29 Oct 2016
Daviesia mimosoides (Bitter Pea) at Wanniassa Hill - 29 Oct 2016
Ninox boobook (Southern Boobook) at Wanniassa Hill - 20 Oct 2016
Eucalyptus polyanthemos (Red Box) at Wanniassa Hill - 30 Jul 2016
Ligustrum lucidum (Large-leaved Privet) at Wanniassa Hill - 28 May 2016
Lomandra longifolia (Spiny-headed Mat-rush / Honey Reed) at Wanniassa Hill - 28 May 2016
Pistacia chinensis (Chinese Pistachio) at Wanniassa Hill - 28 May 2016
Scopula rubraria (Reddish Wave) at Wanniassa Hill - 24 Apr 2016
Lucia limbaria (Chequered Copper) at Wanniassa Hill - 5 Mar 2016
Delias aganippe (Spotted Jezebel) at Wanniassa Hill - 5 Mar 2016
Junonia villida (Meadow Argus) at Wanniassa Hill - 21 Feb 2016
Delias aganippe (Spotted Jezebel) at Wanniassa Hill - 7 Feb 2016
Cryptocheilus bicolor (Orange Spider Wasp) at Wanniassa Hill - 21 Dec 2014

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Location

Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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