Australian Painted Lady
Mating
Ellura
Caper White
Female, dark body
 
    
Caper White (Belenois java ssp teutonia)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: White & Yellow Butterfly (Papilionoidea: Pieridae)
Species: Caper White (Belenois java ssp teutonia)
This Photo:     Female, white body

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Adelaide Hills and elsewhere
The males and females can be separated by a black 'apical' mark on the forewings that can be seen on either side. It's like a sex mark/band seen in other butterflies. Unusually, here, it is thicker in the female and thinner in the male.
The images on wiki have the sex the wrong way around. In dark form females this mark joins with the thick outer wing band to become non-distinct.
The amount of yellowing isn't gender related.
Thanks to Matt Endacott on iNaturalist for picking up our gender errors

Copyright © 2012- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 25-Oct-2012
This species is classed as M (Migrant) on the South Australian Butterflies & Moths website