Pantoporia consimilis

Pantoporia consimilis

Pantoporia consimilis

(Orange Plane)

FAMILY

Nymphalidae

Species

Pantoporia consimilis

Common name

Orange Plane

Main colour

Yellow-orange and brown

Distinctive features

Wingspan 38/41 mm, large orange eyespots

Campus

Cairns

Description

Host plants for larvae are several leguminous vines particularly Austrosteenisia blackii, which occur on the edge of gallery forests or rainforest margins. Mature larvae have an olive-green body with minute white spots, several lines may be present; head brown with 2 short projections. Adults are black with 2 bands of orange yellow and 2 conspicuous spots, hind with broad orange-yellow median band. Lower surface is similar but paler.