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A small brown butterfly, wingspan 45mm. Upper wings a mixture of brown and orange, with a single eye-spot in each wing, those on the hind wings being larger than those in the forewings, Under wings' are a mixture of pale orange, brown and silvery-white, There are two eye-spots in the hind wings. Caterpillars feed on grasses.
Lightly forested hillsides and mountains.
Mountains of New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania. Recorded on Blue Gum Hill to the East of Billys Creek in April 1999.
Flying Season :
March and April
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Silver xenica butterfly, beside the Blue Gum Hill Track.