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Common Brown Butterfly

Heteronympha merope


Common Brown butterfly. Male.


Mixed dry sclerophyll and native grasses.


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 8 years ago

Common Brown butterfly (Heteronympha merope). Male.

Tasmania, Australia

Lat: -42.60, Long: 147.25

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

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