The Australian painted lady (Vanessa kershawi) butterfly is mostly confined to Australia, although westerly winds have dispersed it to islands east of Australia, . Butterflies of Australia Australian Painted Lady Vanessa kershawi FABRICIUS, 1775 Family - NYMPHALIDAE subfamily - NYMPHALINAE Tribe - NYMPHALINI Vanessa kershawi, Fitzroy Falls, Wollongong, NSW, Australia © David Fischer Introduction. The genus Vanessa comprises of about 20 . The Australian Painted Lady Butterfly has pale brown underwings and a delicate pattern of orange and brown on the upper wings, with tiny blue eyespots on the . Details, descriptions & photos of the Painted Lady / Pepe Parahua (Vanessa . Regular visitor from Australia, sometimes occurring in sizable numbers from October . Some years there are large influxes and they become a common Butterfly in . Jul 6, 2010 - This is a medium size butterfly, not always seen in Brisbane. The wings are bright orange-brown in colour with black and white patterns. Common in Adelaide gardens particularly during spring as they migrate from northern areas. Caterpillars are feed on on everlasting daisies. Feb 5, 2018 - The Australian painted lady butterfly is mostly confined to Australia, although westerly winds have dispersed it to islands east of Australia, . The Australian Painted Lady butterfly migrates from place to place and loves to visit gardens. In southern Australia, the best time to spot them is after a few warm, . Sep 3, 2013 - The Australian Painted lady butterflies like to fly in open sunny places. They will land on the ground with their wings open. Can sometimes be .