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Euploea core

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(Common Crow, Australian Crow)

FAMILY

Nymphalidae

Species

Euploea core

Common name(s)

Common Crow, Australian Crow

Main colour(s)

Brown

Distinctive feature

Wingspan 69/72 mm

Campus

Townsville

Description

Larvae feed on native and introduced species in the Apocynaceae s.lat. (Apocynaceae + Asclepiadaceae) including the rubber vine, Cryptostegia grandiflora, as well as Ficus spp. Mature larvae 57 mm long, body orange or orange-brown with some black bands edged with a white transverse band. Adults dark brown with large cream spots towards the margins and small ones close to the margins. Lower surface paler, similar with some greyish-white spots in the central area.