SOUTH AUSTRALIAN BUTTERFLIES

Danaus plexippus plexippus (Linnaeus)   (Monarch or Wanderer)

Fully grown larvae demolishing its hostplant
*Gomphocarpus fruticosus (garden swan plant or narrow-leaf cotton-bush),

Egg of the Wanderer

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Hostplant *Asclepias curassavica (red-head cotton-bush)

Photography by R. Grund