Other Common Names
I was rather surprised to get photos of this species, as I'd expected it was one of those Delias species that spends most of its time in the tree tops.
Maybe it is, but in early October 2004 I found a female laying eggs on a small tree at the side of a path in the Ingleburn reserve. I kept an eye on the eggs, but they didn't hatch.
I had a stroke of good luck in October 2005, when I found about a dozen of these butterflies hanging around a shrub just below a dune hilltop on the Kurnell Peninsula. I think they were just trying to keep out of the wind, as it was a very windy day.
Ingleburn - October 2004
Kurnell - October 2005