Delias harpalyce

Imperial Jezebel at Cook, ACT

Delias harpalyce at Cook, ACT - 28 Feb 2023
Delias harpalyce at Cook, ACT - 28 Feb 2023
Delias harpalyce at Cook, ACT - 28 Feb 2023
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Delias harpalyce 2 Mar 2023 owenh
Delias harpalyce 2 Mar 2023 CarbonAI
Delias harpalyce 2 Mar 2023 CathB

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Slow, gliding flight around treetops. Landed high in eucalypt near mistletoe, too high for better pictures. Eggs were found on the same mistletoe. Possibly butterfly eggs? Several groups of eggs seen elsewhere on same plant.

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owenh wrote:
   2 Mar 2023
Unfortunately these are not Imperial Jezebel eggs in image 4. For an example of an IJ egg refer to enlarged image by Ken Walker on @donhe 's http://lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.com.au/pier/harpalyce.html website page.
CathB wrote:
   2 Mar 2023
Thanks Owen. I have removed the photo of the eggs from this sighting. Do you have any idea what they might belong to? Is it worth putting this and some other photos from the same mistletoe into another sighting?
owenh wrote:
   3 Mar 2023
Hi Cath, Sorry, I haven't a clue as to what the eggs may be. Definitely worth posting as a new sighting with any other photos you have.

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Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 28 Feb 2023 09:16 AM Recorded on
  • CathB Recorded by

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  • Amyema miquelii Associated plant
  • 25mm to 50mm Animal size
  • Alive / healthy Animal health

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