Morwell National Park Online
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A large-medium butterfly, wingspan 60mm. Upper wings are a mixture of orange and dark-brown with an eye-spot on each wing. Quite similar to the male Common brown but without the conspicuous raised veins on the forewings. Underwings are mottled pale-orange and light brown, with two eye-spots on the hindwing.
Hills and mountains in open forest and grasslands.
New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania. Less common in the park than the common brown, but still fairly numerous. More often seen in open grassland and forest edges.
Flying Season :
February and March
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Shouldered brown butterfly, beside the Billys Creek Track.