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Common Brown Butterfly

Heteronympha merope

Description:

Common Brown butterfly. Male.

Habitat:

Mixed dry sclerophyll and native grasses.

Notes:

The males are particularly fond of the flowers of the Prickly box (Busaria spinosa) and time their metamorphosis so that they emerge when the plants begin to flower.

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lori.tas
lori.tas 12 years ago

Common Brown butterfly (Heteronympha merope). Male.

lori.tas
Spotted by
lori.tas

Tasmania, Australia

Spotted on Jan 16, 2008
Submitted on Oct 11, 2010

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