Found A New Caterpillar On Your Swan Plants?

Have you noticed any unusual caterpillars on your swan plant this season? Many people have found what looks like a monarch caterpillar but it has a ‘a third set of antennae’. These are actually larvae of the lesser wanderer butterfly, Danaus petilia (formerly Danaus chrysippus petilia). Most years, lesser wanderer butterflies (and others) are brought to New Zealand in late […]


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