Euploea core - Australian Crow  
  Danainae, Nymphalidae  

Also called the Oleander Butterfly as the larvae feed on these plants. They also feed on the introduced rubber vine (Cryptostegia grandiflora) and milkweed, Asclepias curassavica.

Adults can form large aggregations under shady trees and in gullies. The Town Common hosts large gatherings.

 
 


References:

Butterflies of Australia

Braby, Michael F.

CSIRO Publishing, 2 volumes, 2000

 

Australian Tropical Butterflies

Valentine, Peter

Photography: Clifford & Dawn Frith

Tropical Australian Graphics, 1988