Male, Sex Marks
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Order:||Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)|
|Family:||Brown Butterfly (Papilionoidea: Nymphalidae)|
|Species:||Wanderer (Danaus plexippus)|
|This Photo:||Male, underwing|
General Species Information:
Found in the Adelaide Hills, and elsewhere
While this butterfly comes from the Americas. It's only food source is the introduced Milkweed.
There is some discussion if it arrives under it's own steam to the Eastcoast of Australia. Even so, it wouldn't be able to propogate without the weed. Regardless, it's not native to SA.