SOUTH AUSTRALIAN BUTTERFLIES

Elodina padusa (Hewitson)  (Narrow-winged Pearl-white)

Tree Capers growing along a rocky outcrop in the northern Flinders Ranges.
Foodplant of the Narrow-winged Pearl-white

Newly laid egg on left.  Day old fertile egg on right

Top views of day old egg 

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First instar larva just emerged from egg

First instar larva eating its egg shell

Photography by R. Grund