Australian Admiral
Vanessa itea

Sometimes common; caterpillars feed on leaves from the nettle family, Urtica spp. and have adapted to the introduced stinging nettle plant.

You can learn a lot more about this butterfly, on the research-quality website now managed by BCSA, (here)

Key Facts

Size (Male):50mm
Size (Female):50mm
Mature Larva Length:32mm
Months of Flight:jan, feb, mar, apr, sep, oct, nov, dec
Alternate Names:Yellow Admiral
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