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Small Greasy Glasswing Butterfly

Acraea andromacha


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.


Boondall wetlands with Neil Ross and Shanna Bignell.


Neil Ross
Neil Ross 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 years ago

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

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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

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