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Glasswing

Glasswing lifecycle poster image

Glasswing

(Acraea Andromacha)

Glasswing is found in West Irian, Papua New Guinea, New Caledonia and Australia where it occurs in Northern Territory, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia. Also known as the Little Greasy or Small Greasy butterfly, it belongs to the Nymphalidae family.

Host Plant:

The Spade Flower (Hybanthus stellarioides), an annual herb to 30 cm high; and the Blunt-leaved Passion Vine (Passiflora aurantia), a tendril climber.

Learn more about the Glasswing in the book entitled Create More Butterflies by Frank Jordan & Helen Schwencke which is available from Earthling Enterprises