Vanessa iteaCommon name: Yellow Admiral

Meaning of name: Unknown.

Distribution: In Western Australia it occurs along the west coast from Exmouth south to Albany. Also reported from central Western Australia. Occurs in every Australian state.

Description: Wingspan up to 50 millimetres.

Notes: Occurs in a wide variety of natural and modified habitats. The caterpillars are known to feed on Australina, Parietaria, Pipturus, Soleirolia and Urtica species.

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