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Euploea tulliolus

Euploea tulliolus

(Purple Crow, Eastern Brown Crow)

FAMILY

Nymphalidae

Species

Euploea tulliolus

Common name(s)

Purple Crow, Eastern Brown Crow

Main colour(s)

Brown

Distinctive feature

Wingspan 56/60 mm

Campus

Cairns, Townsville

Description

Trophis scandens (Moraceae) is the recorded host for this the larvae of this species. Mature larvae black with white spots and yellow transverse bands; head black with white markings. Adults rich dark brown mixed with iridescent purplish-blue; fore wing with irregular white spots, smaller white spots on hind wing but more obvious and numerous