Photo: C & D Frith
|Union Jack (Delias mysis)
This is a commonly seen butterfly of the Northern Queensland tropical
The colouring is almost entirely white, in contrast of the brilliant red and
yellow found on the underside.
Females have more extensive areas of black.
Females lay eggs in clusters on the leaves of mistletoe (which is the larval food
The green larvae feed together in rows until they are ready to pupate.
The pupa is suspended by a silk girdle and several may be found together, on the
underside of a leaf.