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.

Key Facts

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