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Banks' brown

Heteronympha banksii


This one looked to be about 45mm across but I couldn't get within a couple of metres of it. Very active in the sunny parts of the forest, never landing for more than a second or two.


In a nature reserve adjoining a national park.


Yet another creature named by Joseph Banks when he accompanied James Cook to explore Australia? Suppoesed to be above 300metres.. have I got the right species?
Larvae feed on Poaceae and Cyperaceae
subfamily: SATYRINAE
tribe: Satyrini
subtribe: Coenonymphina
and then there are 3 or 4 subspecies !!
Distribution in Australia

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Mark Ridgway
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Mark Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Mar 20, 2014
Submitted on Mar 20, 2014

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