Vanessa kershawiCommon name: Australian Painted Lady

Meaning of name: Unknown.

Distribution: In Western Australia it occurs from Dampier south to the South Australian border. Occurs in every Australian state.

Description: Wingspan up to 47 millimetres.

Notes: Occurs in a wide variety of natural and modified habitats. The caterpillars are known to feed on Ammobium, Bracteantha, Chrysocephalum, Helichrysum, Gnaphalium, Rhodanthe and Arctotheca species.

References: The Complete Guide to Butterflies of Australia. Michael F Braby. 2004