Australian Admiral
Topside Wings
Ellura
Australian Painted Lady
Missing black hindwing line
 
    
Australian Admiral (Vanessa itea)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Brown Butterfly (Papilionoidea: Nymphalidae)
Species: Australian Admiral (Vanessa itea)
This Photo:     Underside Wings
Other name: Yellow Admiral

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee), in the Adelaide Hills and elsewhere
Brilliant blue eye on the forewings, with brown marbled rear wings.

Copyright © 2018 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 21-Sep-2018
This species is classed as L (Local [Uncommon]) on the South Australian Butterflies & Moths website