A global community of nature enthusiasts photographing and learning about wildlife
Project Noah Nature School
Hi Brendan! I think you're more likely to have to cosmopolitan painted lady, V. cardui. In the Australian Painted Lady (V. kershawi) 3 of the ocelli on the hindwings have prominent blue centres, and here they seem white to me. The hindwings also have a blackish apex that in confluent with the 4th ( upper ) ocellus, but this feature can't really be checked on your pics as the wings are slightly closed. Se what you think! I might be safer to leave it at the genus. http://www.learnaboutbutterflies.com/Aus...
Spotted on Nov 30, 2013 Submitted on Nov 30, 2013
Join the Project Noah Team