SOUTH AUSTRALIAN BUTTERFLIES
Delias aganippe (Donovan) (Wood White)
Red fruited (edible) Quandong tree (Santalum acuminatum), a
larva foodplant of the Wood White.
Fruit are 25 mm in diameter
Red flowering Amyema melaleucae parasitising the Black Tea-tree
(Melaleuca lanceolata) on Yorke Peninsula.
The mistletoe parasitises mainly M. lanceolata but also sometimes M. halmaturorum (Swamp Paperbark)
Closeup of Amyema melaleucae. The mistletoe is a
preferred larva foodplant
in coastal areas for the Wood White and also the Amaryllis Azure (Ogyris amaryllis)
The red flowering Wire-leaf Mistletoe (Amyema preissii). It usually parasitises Acacia.
Amyema pendula (orange-green leaf clumps), parasitising
Eucalyptus baxteri in the Lower Southeast Region
Red flowering Amyema miquelii parasitising Eucalyptus,
an important larva foodplant for the Wood White in woodland areas
Grey Mistletoe (Amyema quandong)
parasitising a Western Myall tree (Acacia papyrocarpa)
Closeup of Amyema quandong.
It is an important larva foodplant for the Wood White in inland areas
Photography by R. Grund