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Orange Alpine Xenica

Oreixenica correae

Description:

Wingspan about 35mm. Sitting on the flower heads of Soft Snow Grass (Poa hiemata) at 1280Metres.

Habitat:

Mountain top snow field, mid summer, national park.

Notes:

Also called 'Correa Brown' (and Miguel.. see last pic)
The larvae feed on Soft Snow Grass ( Poa hiemata ) http://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/cgi-bi...
family: NYMPHALIDAE
subfamily: SATYRINAE
tribe: Satyrini
subtribe: Coenonymphina
http://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:b...

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2 Comments

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Thanks James. Did you notice the moustache on this one? Still cracks me up.

James McNair
James McNair 7 years ago

Exquisite shots Mark, the fine detail is superb.

Mark Ridgway
Spotted by
Mark Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Feb 9, 2015
Submitted on Feb 9, 2015

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