Purple Crow - Euploea tulliolus 


This page contains pictures and information about Purple Crow Butterflies in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.

Wingspan 65mm
This butterfly is fairy common in Brisbane bushland. They usually fly slow near the ground. 
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This butterfly also called Eastern Brown Crow or Dwarf Crow. This butterfly is brownish black in colour, with white spots jointed to form white bands on edges of forewings. It becomes brightly purple under sunlight. We sometime them in Mt-Gravett bushlands during summer.
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1. Australian Tropical Butterflies - By Peter Valentine, Clifford Frith (photos), Dawn Frith (photos), 1991, p59.
2. Create More Butterflies -  by Frank Jordan and Helen Schwencke, Earthling Enterprises, 2005, p198.  

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Last updated: November 06, 2011.