Cornelian

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CornelianGenus: Deudorix
Species: Deudorix diovis
Common names: Cornelian
ALA reference

This small butterfly has a wingspan of about 30 mm. Its larvae feed on the seeds within the fruit of trees such as Macadamia, Cupaniopsis, Arytera, Alectryon and Harpullia. The butterfly in the photograph is a female and its larva fed on a macadamia nut from our garden.

(December 2013)

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