SOUTH AUSTRALIAN BUTTERFLIES

Vanessa kershawi (McCoy)   (Australian Painted Lady)

Loose web shelter that is constructed by the mature larva to pupate within.
This example has nearly disintegrated, but it gives some idea of what goes on

Typical metallic-copper colour form of the pupa, that has not been captured very well by the film

Left photo shows the gold dorsal spots.  Central pupa is a gold colour form.
Right photo shows the brushed-copper colour effect

Photography by R. Grund