Australian Admiral
S13, Underside Wings
Ellura
Australian Admiral
S13, Hairy Eye
 
                      
Australian Admiral (Vanessa itea)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Brown Butterfly (Papilionoidea: Nymphalidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Australian Admiral (Vanessa itea)
This Photo:     🔍S13, Antennae🔎
Other name: Yellow Admiral

Thank you IndraBone & Matt Endacott for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Adelaide Hills, Coastal Areas and elsewhere
~15mm long, ~48mm wingspan.
Brilliant blue fake-eye (stigma) on the forewings, with brown marbled rear wings.
Notice the hairy eyes!
Also notice the pale marks vary between white to dark yellow (hence the "Yellow" Admiral common name).
We have photographed 13 specimens in Apr, Sep, Oct & Dec.

Copyright © 2022-2023 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 03-Dec-2022
This species is classed as L (Local [Uncommon]) on the South Australian Butterflies & Moths website