White-banded Plane

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White-banded planeGenus: Phaedyma
Species: Phaedyma shepherdi
Common names: White-banded Plane
ALA reference

Another strange feeding habit I observed was a White-banded Plane (one of my favourite butterflies) feeding on what looked to be a dead caterpillar. There are a half a dozen species of plane butterfly in Australia and they all have the habit of gliding with straight wings, when compared to other butterfly species that flap their wings constantly. (Deborah Metters)

(November 2013)