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Orange Alpine Xenica

Oreixenica correae


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


Mountain top snow field, mid summer, national park.


Also called 'Correa Brown' (and Miguel.. see last pic)
The larvae feed on Soft Snow Grass ( Poa hiemata )
subfamily: SATYRINAE
tribe: Satyrini
subtribe: Coenonymphina

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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
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Mark Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

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

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