Random thoughts from an amateur Aussie naturalist.
Friday, 21 November 2008
To quote from my Braby*, the Yellow Admiral butterflies Vanessa itea 'fly rapidly and frequently settle, with head directed downwards and wings outspread or closed, on leaves or tree-trunks'. Which is exactly what the one I photographed is doing. I think this is a female. Aren't reference books great?
*The Complete Field Guide to Butterflies of Australia, Michael F Braby