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Australian/Yellow Admiral Butterfly

Vanessa itea


The yellow admiral or Australian admiral (Vanessa itea) is a butterfly native to Australia, New Zealand, Lord Howe Island, and Norfolk Islands. Medium size butterfly with Wingspan up to 6 cm . Caterpillars feed on plants of the nettle family. Including the introduced to Australia stinging nettle


Been a couple of years since I last saw one of these butterflies. I noticed it as I went out into the backyard earlier today. Was surprised to see a butterfly since it's mid winter here.

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Sydney, NSW, Australia

Spotted on Jul 9, 2019
Submitted on Jul 9, 2019

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