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Nymph (Nymphalidae)Danaus plexippus

Monarch at Black Range, NSW

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Danaus plexippus at Black Range, NSW - 23 Mar 2020
Danaus plexippus at Black Range, NSW - 23 Mar 2020

Identification history

Nymph (Nymphalidae) Danaus plexippus 23 Mar 2020 JackieMiles
Nymph (Nymphalidae) Danaus plexippus 23 Mar 2020 Steph H

Author's notes

A single individual feeding on the nectar of a blue-flowering exotic whose name I've forgotten. Possibly a male.

6 comments

   23 Mar 2020
Hmm, our book shows images of both sexes, but I'm stumped as to what the differences are. They look pretty nearly identical. The plant is Oxypetalum coeruleum (used to be Tweedia caerulea), no common name that I'm aware of, although being such a striking plant you'd think someone would have come up with one.
Steph H wrote:
   23 Mar 2020
Thanks Jackie. I remember the name Tweedia now. That's how I'd known it before. Is it an exotic?
Re the monarchs, my book's illustrations show a few more dots on the margin of the forewing in males but my phone pics aren't much to go by.
   25 Mar 2020
Yep, exotic, and fairly invasive, so if it is on your place or nearby road verge I'd be pulling it out.
Steph H wrote:
   25 Mar 2020
Thanks again. Will do.
   25 Mar 2020
This is a male - see the black patch of sex scales on the first vein out from the inner margin of the hindwing on photo 2.
Steph H wrote:
   25 Mar 2020
Thanks Glenn. Now that you point them out I can see the marks on the wings in the pic and in the Braby illustrations.

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  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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