Photo of the Week – August 28 – Wanderer caterpillar in the Lower Lakes region, SA


Wanderer larvae (Danaus plexippus)

Out in the field we also take a few snaps of introduced species, and here’s a couple of them in one shot!

This photo of a Wanderer butterfly larvae (Danaus plexippus) was taken in the Coorong National Park. It’s seen feeding on Wide-leaf Cottonbush (Gomphocarpus cancellatus) which is its larval food plant – it’s pretty picky!

You can see previous photos of the week here.