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Small Greasy Glasswing Butterfly

Acraea andromacha

Description:

Mostly black and white, with transparent wings. Saw several of these mating pairs on a spotting trip to the Boondall wetlands with Neil Ross and Shanna Bignell.

Habitat:

Boondall wetlands with Neil Ross and Shanna Bignell.


4 Comments

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 4 years ago

These are fabulous photos, Pam. Excellent spotting... and great patience. It was at this exact moment where I threw my hands in the air and went in search of Pigface.

pamsai
pamsai 4 years ago

Shanna, I read that in some butterflies, the male often waits near the pupa till the female emerges and mates with her while she's waiting for her wings to dry!

ShannaB
ShannaB 4 years ago

Pam, I was really surprised when I zoomed in on my shots and saw the pupa. You think it belonged to one of them? Nath and I were looking at it and neither of us had any idea what to make of it.

pamsai
pamsai 4 years ago

Thanks Mark... It looks like this female might have just emerged from the pupa, as it is still hanging between them.

pamsai
Spotted by
pamsai

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Lat: -27.34, Long: 153.08

Spotted on Aug 30, 2014
Submitted on Sep 3, 2014

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