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White & Yellow (Pieridae)Delias aganippe

Spotted Jezebel at Wanniassa Hill

Delias aganippe at Wanniassa Hill - 9 Apr 2016

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

4 comments

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.
wrote:
   10 Apr 2016
Thanks Kim. I often see them on mistletoes and they aren't really flowering right now so was wondering why
wrote:
   10 Apr 2016
How do you tell apart females & males?
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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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 9 Apr 2016 Recorded on
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