Neptis praslini

Neptis praslini

Neptis praslini

(Yellow-eyed Plane)

FAMILY

Nymphalidae

Species

Neptis praslini

Common name(s)

Yellow-eyed Plane, Black and White Aeroplane

Main colour

Black and white

Distinctive features

Wingspan 48/50 mm; dark veins on upper side

Campus

Cairns

Description

Larvae feed on a variety of plants but particularly Briedelia penangiana and Erycibe coccinea. Mature larvae about 23 mm long, body is pale green with a darker green band on the side, some spiny processes present; head greenish-white with 2 black lines and spines. Adults are black with white spots particularly towards the margin, large central white area on hind wing.; lower surface dull black with similar markings but more prominent.