Project Noah is a tool to explore and document wildlife and a platform to harness the power of citizen scientists everywhere.
@ Martin.. Wildlife is never boring for me.. I like the other name.. Thanks for the links and the info. :)
I saw a male one when I went to FNQ but your female is very fresh and reflecting blue in the sun. Very well captured.
Yes Christiane, quite plain. I just looked a bit further and found a more creative name - Jezebel nymph http://www.saveourwaterwaysnow.com.au/01...I think names are important and add to the beauty of a person or creature see my comment on this moth http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/128... The jezebel butterflies are in the Delias group http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/781... http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/849... with red stripe/row of dots feeding on mistletoes and mimicing their red flowers. The imagery is of loose women with red lacey undergarments and therefore a Jezebel. Your nymph seems to mimic the Delias (I don't know if this is true or not) and does share the colors including complex red and black pattern and white on the flipside. I think 'Jezebel nymph' is a more flamboyant name for this one. Actually nymph has two meanings too... Hmmm... Not that boring after all.
Thanks Martin for the ID.. What a boring name for a beautiful butterfly.. :)
Thanks asergio and Ignacio Gamboa...
Psychedelic butterfly, cool!!
It is so sixties...
Lat: -21.26, Long: 149.12
Spotted on Apr 20, 2012 Submitted on Aug 15, 2012
and 6 other people favorited this spotting