The adult butterflies which have forewings that on top are orange, with a large black area on each wing tip containing a white band and a row of white spots. The upper surface of each hind wing is orange with a broad black border. Underneath, both wings are brown with white bands bordered by rows of black spots.
- Scientific Name
- Cethosia penthesilea
- Feeds On
- Native Passionfruit vine (Adenia heterophylla)
- Usual Location
- Around the Gulf of Carpentaria
- Best Viewing
- Throughout the year
- Wing Span
- The caterpillars are brown with some white patches and are covered in black spiky hairs.
- The pupa is brown and spiky, with white marks and gold spots. It hangs head downward from a cremaster.