Lace Monitor
Adult, rotated
Ellura Sanctuary
Antennae: Clubbed:
Australian Painted LadyAntennae:

 Australian Painted Lady (Vanessa kershawi)

There is a rule of thumb that a flying insect with clubbed antennae is a butterfly. This is generally useful to separate out moths & butterflies. However, there are a number of insects that have clubbed antennae that aren't butterflies, including moths! In reverese, some butterfly antennae aren't as clubbed as others. It's a good reminder that rules of thumb are just that, and do not always apply.

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