Bright Cornelian (on Tulipwood)

Bright Cornelian

(Deudorix diovis)

The Bright Cornelian inhabits monsoon forest (vine thicket), rainforest and riparian closed-forest as well as suburban areas where larval food plants are grown as street trees. It is found in Papua and along the east coast of Australia

Host Plant:

Tulipwood tree, (Harpullia pendula), a small to medium-sized rainforest tree. This plant can also host the Speckled Line-blue butterfly which is also depicted on this sign.

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