Danaus petiliaCommon name: Lesser Wanderer

Distribution: Occurs all over Australia except north-eastern Tasmania.

Description: Wingspan up to 60 millimetres.

Notes: Occurs in a wide variety of habitats. The caterpillars are known to feed on Brachystelma, Cynanchum, Marsdenia, Rhyncharrhena, Sarcostemma, Asclepias, Gomphocarpus and Calotropis species.

References: The Complete Guide to Butterflies of Australia. Second edition. Michael F Braby. 2016