Project Description

The Common Crow Butterfly (Euploea) is found in Queensland and northern New South Wales, and also occurs across northern Australia as far west as Onslow in Western Australia. It has on occasion extended its range as far south as Victoria, and pupae have been found in Cootamundra and Kandos, New South Wales, which are west of the Great Dividing Range. It has been found in Alice Springs, Adelaide and Lord Howe Island. It has also been common at times in Sydney (1947-48; 1954-55 and more recently).

The adult butterflies have dark brown to black wings with white spots along the margins. The wingspan is about 7 cm across. The male’s forewing has a bow-shaped hind margin, while the female’s is straight..