Tellervo zoilus

Tellervo zoilus

Tellervo zoilus

(Hamadryad)

FAMILY

Nymphalidae

Species

Tellervo zoilus

Common name

Hamadryad

Main colour

Black and white

Distinctive features

Wingspan 40/43 mm; large white patch on hind

Campus

Cairns

Description

Larval food plants are species of Parsonsia. Mature larvae have a dark grey or blackish body with numerous white to grey transverse lines, yellow to orange spots present particularly near the tail; head black. Adults on upper surface black with several white spots on fore wing, hind with large area of white, lower surface similar but more spots on hind wing.