Common Crow (Euploea core)
Common Australian Crow (Euploea core)

This is my latest find. Though its late in the season, the days are still warm and, of course, humid and the buddleas are still in full flower. A friend in Strathbogie, Carol, has a 4 m high flowering buddlea hedge and its Mecca for butterflies. On recent visits to Carol’s I’ve seen Glasswing, Meadow Argus, Painted Lady, Wood White, Dainty Swallowtail, Common Brown, Cabbage White, Wanderer, Grass Blue, Australian Admiral and today a (not so common) Common Crow (Euploea core)!!!

That butterfly-cloaked buddlea hedge is a magical sight. I’m taking some cuttings!

Common Crow Euploea core

The Common Crow is rarely recorded in the Strathbogies, so these sightings are special. Its also recently turned up in other Victorian districts – see Geoff Park’s Newstead blog.

Any other Strathbogie Ranges sightings of this species?

For some local butterfly pics, species lists & brochure, visit SNAP! butterflies, or this page.