Male Cruiser Butterfly (Vindula arsinoe)
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The adult male is orange with a black pattern of lines and dots. There is a small eyespot on the rear of each hind wing. The underside is similar with white patches on the forewing.
The female (Vindula arsinoe ada), is similar but a paler orange, and has a large black area along the margin of each fore wing containing a pattern of white spots and crescents. The butterflies have a wingspan up to 8 cms.
Cape York Peninsula, Far North Queensland.
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