Lesser Wanderer
Danaus chrysippus petilia

This widespread butterfly is generally uncommon in Adelaide. Caterpillars are similar to the Wanderer caterpillars and normally feed on desert pear a native cotton bush in the north. In Adelaide they have adapted to eat introduced milkweed plants.

Key Facts

Family:nymphalidae
Size (Male):60mm
Size (Female):60mm
Mature Larva Length:38mm
Months of Flight:a:12:{i:0;s:3:"jan";i:1;s:3:"feb";i:2;s:3:"mar";i:3;s:3:"apr";i:4;s:3:"may";i:5;s:3:"jun";i:6;s:3:"jul";i:7;s:3:"aug";i:8;s:3:"sep";i:9;s:3:"oct";i:10;s:3:"nov";i:11;s:3:"dec";}
Abundance:common
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