Tailed Emperor
Polyura sempronius

This butterfly is a recent (1973) immigrant to South Australia from the eastern states. Caterpillars feed on eastern states’ trees such as Kurrajong. Observed in the South East of SA in autumn 2012.


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

Key Facts

Size (Male):75mm
Size (Female):85mm
Mature Larva Length:55mm
Months of Flight:jan, feb, mar, apr, may, oct, nov, dec
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